Beypore Coast Guard on Saturday received a distress call from a passing Panama-registered vessel, seeking medical attention for a senior officer who suffered cardiac arrest.

Coast Guard officials said the crew of ‘Caribbean Galaxy,’ called around 6 p.m., saying that its second engineer, Narendra Kumar, 36, will have to be brought ashore for critical medical care.

Chennai to Mumbai

The vessel, en route from Chennai to Mumbai, was at 18 nautical miles off the Beypore coast.

Coast Guard said its medical team administered first aid aboard the ship and was heading back with the patient for treatment at a local hospital.

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