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Sick Filipino sailor helped
  • | tienphong, | March 22, 2019 04:02 PM
A Filipino crew member has been brought to the mainland by Vietnamese authorities after having health problems off the coast of Danang on March 22.


Filipino crew member gets help

The Egyptian ship Maran Taurus was on the way to Singapore on March 21 when one of its crew members, 42-year-old Michael Samorin, suddenly felt an unbearable pain in his side. They then called to Vietnamese authorities to ask for support.

Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center then asked the Maran Taurus to head to Danang City and told the local search and rescue centre to be ready to help. Doctors said Samorin might have acute appendicitis and need urgent treatment as his condition was getting worse.

A high-speed boat reached the Maran Taurus at 1.45 am on March 22 to bring Samorin to hospital. The centre is working with other agencies to complete necessary procedures as Samorin was brought to the mainland nearly eight hours later.

This is the second rescue carried out by the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre near Paracel Islands this month.

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