Seafarer Rescued From a Container Ship, Who Suffered a Stroke


A 58-year-old seafarer who suffered a stroke onboard has been medevaced from a containership.

A Polish seafarer suffered some respiratory problems onboard the 67,000 tonne vessel, some 80 nautical miles off Byron Bay.  Hence, a crew from the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to medevac the patient.

As the vessel did not have a helipad the crew performed a winch rescue and transported the patient to the Gold Coast University Hospital.  The vessel was located at about 72 nautical miles off Cape Byron during rescue.

The extraction had a slight delay due to the ship’s movements and additional flight time.

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Source: Northern Star