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Medical emergency on board fishing boat St. Francis

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New Delhi, 02 May 24: Indian Coast Guard Station at Veraval evacuated one critically injured fisherman from Indian Fishing Boat St Francis, 130 kms into sea west of Veraval, on the night of 01 May 24. The individual had sustained serious head injury after a fall onboard the fishing boat due to rough sea conditions.

The Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Sub Center Veraval was first to receive the SOS message. ICG ShipC-153 which was at sea, for surveillance mission, was immediately diverted for the medical evacuation.

Despite rough seas, C-153 executed the task with utmost professionalism in night hours and brought the injured fisherman ashore and transferred to medical facility safely.Patient was brought to Veraval and handed over to IFB’s agent for further management. Condition is said to be stable.

The Indian Coast Guard again showcased its motto of ‘We Protect” in letter and spirit by contributing to saving of a precious life at sea.

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