Tragic accident on Chinese Panamax bulk carrier in Indian ocean
Seaman on board of bulk carrier GRAND AMANDA suffered life-threatening injures in an accident which character remains unclear, on board of Chinese Panamax GRAND AMANDA, on Oct 18 or earlier, off South African coast, Indian ocean. Both his legs and thighs were broken. Bulk carrier reported to MRCC ZA and requested medical assistance, changing course to approach East London.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) press-release:
Pilot boat transported Dynamic ambulance services rescue paramedics to the vessel once she was closer to the Port of East London but extremely rough seas and gusting to 50 knot Easterly winds prevented paramedics from boarding the ship.NSRI Durban, NSRI Port Elizabeth, NSRI ASR, the TNPA Port Helicopter and the SA Air Force (SAAF) Squadrons remained on alert throughout the night in the event weather and sea conditions subsided to allow for a helicopter rescue effort.
Medical kit was able to be transferred aboard the vessel during the night and NSRI East London made ready again at 05h00 Oct 19, but prior to launching it was confirmed that sadly the patient succumbed to his injuries and passed away during the early hours of the morning.
Vessel seemingly resumed her sailing, she’s en route from Argentina to Singapore.
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