Master Dies of Heart Attack



Incident: Death due to heart attack
Victim: Master of Russian Tanker Volgoneft-117
Date: 14 September 2015

The master of the Russian tanker fainted, when the tanker en route to Vysotsk port was in the eastern Gulf of Finland.  After a request made by the vessel for medevac, the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) requested the Russian Emergency Agency for a helicopter for hospitalising the master.  The request was refused on the grounds that no helicopters were available for medevac activities.  Hence, MRCC sent a speed boat along with the doctor.  The doctor confirmed that he was dead.

Source: FleetMon


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