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Three injured Filipino crewmen evacuated from a ship in Durban coast

Three injured Filipino crewmen evacuated from a ship in Durban coast

Three Filipino crewmen were evacuated after they were injured whereas on-board along the Durban coast on Wednesday, 9 June.

The crew were injured on board during normal ships operations whereas deep sea passing around the South African coastline. One among the crewmen had to be airlifted to hospital.

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NSRI Durban accountability coxswain, Paul Bevis, said that at 21h31, Tuesday, 8 June, NSRI Durban accountability crew and ambulance products and companies were dispatched for arrival of a motor container vessel with the crewmen.

“It was initially planned to leave the rescue paramedics on the vessel to treat the patients on board and then evacuate the casualties off the vessel at daybreak.

“On arrival at the vessel, in calm seas and rapidly improving sea stipulations, the rescue paramedics and NSRI rescue swimmers were transferred onto the vessel and the patients, 2 in serious stipulations, were stabilised and in a technical rope excessive angle operation all 3 were transferred onto the sea rescue craft.”

Bevis said that a Netcare 911 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Products and companies) helicopter and Netcare 911 ambulance were dispatched to stand-by at the sea rescue station.

“One man, in a serious but stable situation, was airlifted to hospital by a Netcare 911 helicopter and the remaining two men, one in a serious but stable situation and one in a stable situation, were transported to hospital by Netcare 911 ambulance. The operation accomplished at 06: 05.”


On Wednesday, 9 June NSRI confirmed the rescue of three men on Tuesday 8 June, after their luxury yacht ran aground at the Robben Island, Cape City.

The Princess strength yacht was sold by Boating World SA. It was a veteran Princess 45, one of the crucial arena’s high strength yacht fashions. 

“On arrival on the scene, in calm seas and dense fog, the vessel was came across to be hard aground and listing. A rescue swimmer was deployed to swim and wade to the vessel. In relays of one at a time the three casualty crew were assisted to shore by the NSRI rescue swimmer and they were assisted by DEFF officers on the land facet.

“Efforts to pull the yacht off the rocks were investigated but In the low tide the hassle was abandoned and an anchor was deployed to attempt to maintain the yacht away from the shore at excessive tide that was due in the early hours of the morning. Disaster Threat Management regulate were alerted.”

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Three injured Filipino crewmen evacuated from a ship in Durban coast


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