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Indian Coast Guard ship evacuates ailing British national off Goa

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The Indian Coast Guard successfully evacuated a critically ill British off the coast of Goa.

The 67-year-old had suffered a cardiac arrest on his voyage to Abu Dhabi onboard RMS MV Queen Mary 2, a transatlantic ocean liner which departed from Kochi.

At around 5:00 PM on Thursday, the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai was alerted by M/s Carnival Maritime Hamburg about the medical emergency onboard the Bermuda-flagged passenger ship. The passenger was critically ill and was in need of immediate medical attention.

Indian Coast Guard C-158, an interceptor boat, was launched and Indian Coast Guard ship ICGS Amal on surveillance mission was also immediately diverted to attend to the matter.

In a speedy mission, Indian Coast Guard Boat reached the ocean liner and the passenger was evacuated off Goa. He was then admitted to Manipal Hospital.

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First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 03:12 IST