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Engineer sailing off-Goa rescued during medical evacuation by Coast Guard

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Vasco: The Indian Coast Guard today  conducted a medical evacuation of an engineer on board a Motor Tanker, off Goa coast.

ICG Goa Spokesman Commandant Akshay Jain said that an Engineer Pavan Kumar Chahar, who was on-board an oil tanker MT Dawn Mansarovar, had his finger severely injured, initiating the need for medical evacuation on Wednesday morning.

 “A message was received at about 7.30 pm on Tuesday, November 13 from the Captain of an Oil Tanker MT Dawn Mansarovar regarding medical evacuation of Pavn Kumar Chahar, Second Engineer who had his left hand’s middle finger severely injured,” the spokesman has said in a statement issued here.

He said that the vessel was about 135 nautical miles off- Mormugao coast (Goa). The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Coast Guard District Headquarter Goa assessed the situation and called the local agent and ship for further details.

“The local agent of the vessel informed that the it was likely to arrive off Mormugao Port at about 9 a.m. on November 14. Keeping the time of arrial of the vessel off Mormugao Port and condition of the patient, it was decided and agreed  that Tug from Mormugao Port Trust would be the safest way for disembarkation of the patient,” he said.

“The  MOT was requested to provide all neessary assistance. The coast guard ship was also kept standby to sail immediately for rendering assistance, if required,” he said.

The spokesman said that Motor Tanker reached off Goa at 8.30 a.m. on November 14 and the patient was  disembarked by MPT Tug and was shifted to the hospital for further treatment.

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