Kochi

Navy evacuates injured Captain from ship

The Navy on Wednesday undertook a medical evacuation from a merchant ship using a Seaking helicopter.

Rajpal Singh Sandhu, a native of Amritsar and the Captain of the merchant vessel MV Vishva Prerna, was reported to have suffered a severe leg injury, necessitating immediate rescue off Kochi, in the morning. A helicopter was launched from INS Garuda and despite unfavourable sea conditions, carried out the medical evacuation complying with the COVID-19 protocol.

The injured was brought to Garuda and shifted to the Medical Trust Hospital.

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Printable version | Sep 26, 2020 11:33:49 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/navy-evacuates-injured-captain-from-ship/article32279307.ece

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