Coast Guard undertakes medical evacuation of sick Pakistani crew

by Editorial

Living up to its motto, “Vayam Takshamah” (We protect), Indian Coast Guard undertook medical evacuation of a sick Pakistani crew from merchant ship MV Haykal, from approx 100 nm into Bay of Bengal, while the ship was en-route to Gopalpur in Odisha.

Maritime rescue co-ordination centre received the request to evacuate the 60-year-old ailing master Hashain Badar, a Pakistani national having suffered a stroke and being bed-ridden. The Indian Coast Guard ship ICGS Rani Rashmoni on routine mission was diverted by MRSC (Vizag), to reach for assistance of vessel as soon as possible.

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