Crewman collapse at sea

Maritime Radio reported that a 19-metre fishing vessel about 40 miles off the coast of Oamaru had a crewman who returned on deck from the hold and collapsed with chest pains and breathing difficulties.
Paramedic from helicopter
Maritime New Zealand ©2019
A paramedic prepares to winch the crewman to safety.

Maritime Radio reported that a 19-metre fishing vessel about 40 miles off the coast of Oamaru had a crewman who returned on deck from the hold and collapsed with chest pains and breathing difficulties.

Medical specialists recommended that he be evacuated to hospital. Otago Helicopters was tasked with an advanced paramedic while the fishing vessel hauled its gear and started making for the coast. The crewman was winched on board the helicopter and taken to Dunedin for treatment.

Back to index

Cover of RCCNZ case studies
Return to the index for RCCNZ case studies
Return to index
Previous: Antarctic Chieftain
Previous
Next: Tafadzwa
Next