New Mangalore Port helps vessel crew in distress
MANGALURU: The New Mangalore Port authorities helped a Filipino crew member of a ship who suffered from severe abdominal pain.
NMP authorities stated that they had received a “distress message / medical assistance required” from master of MT Kriti Sfakia through their local agents on Sunday at 10.45am. The vessel was enroute to Iran and coming from Singapore. According to the Master, there was a medical emergency for a Filipino crew member Julious Clivete, 45, who suffered from severe abdominal pain in lower right side. The Vessel authorities suspected a case of appendicitis. The Master also informed that ship would reach New Mangalore Port limit after 3pm.
The Port authorities responded to the distress call and arranged Port Pilot for medical evacuation inside the basin. Patient was successfully evacuated using Port craft at 5.12pm on and the crew was hospitalized at A.J. Hospital here through their steamer agent Interocean Shipping Pvt Ltd, Mangaluru, for treatment.