A crew member of a foreign vessel, who was suffering from severe abdominal pain, was evacuated from the ship and is now recovering at a private hospital in the city.
The ship's captain Wilfreo A Sales sent a message from 300 nautical miles off the Mangaluru coast, to the Coast Guard headquarters at Panambur here, seeking medical repatriation of an able seaman (AS) who was suffering from an inflamed appendix.
Sources in GAC Shipping (India) Pvt Ltd, the local agent for the foreign ship from Japan, said the Coast Guard, New Mangalore Port's deputy conservator, traffic manager, harbour master and customs department swung into action and evacuated the seaman Regoita Arwen A, a Filipino.
The seaman underwent surgery at the AJ institute of medical sciences and research centre.
His condition is stable, the sources said, adding the ship later sailed for Japan.
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