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Injured Saudi crew onboard merchant vessel evacuated by Coast Guard

Port Blair ,

     ICGS Rajdhwaj undertook medical evacuation of one injured crew of MV Dorra, off Campbell Bay on May 9. The vessel was underway from Onsan, South Korea to Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates. During the passage whilst the ship was off Indira Point, Junior Engineer Ziyad Ahmed S Alghamdi, Saudi national suffered severe burn injuries during incineration of garbage onboard and the vessel contacted Indian Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (Port Blair) for assistance.   
    HQ ANC immediately launched ICGS Rajdhwaj to undertake medical evacuation. The ship proceeded with medical team embarked from ICG Dist. HQ, Campbell Bay and evacuated the injured crew, despite rough weather conditions. The patient was taken to the nearest port Campbell Bay, wherein he was admitted to Primary Health Centre for initial treatment.    
    On May 10, the patient was further airlifted by ICG aircraft from Campbell Bay and brought to Port Blair for specialist treatment. The swift and coordinated operation undertaken by Indian Coast Guard assets ensured one more life saved in Indian waters, reiterating the Indian Coast Guard's motto of 'Vayam Rakshamah - We Protect', a press release received from HQANC, Port Blair said.