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Filipino crew evacuated for medical treatment

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With Coast Guard help, he was admitted to hospital in Mangaluru

The Coast Guard evacuated a Filipino crew from a merchant vessel off the Mangaluru coast, as he needed urgent medical treatment, on Thursday.

Mongan Ryan Frugalidad, aged 33 years, from the vessel Eagle Strait was admitted to a private hospital in the city where his condition is said to be stable, according to a release from the Coast Guard.

The merchant vessel informed the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre, under the Coast Guard, at 7.15 p.m. on June 15 that one of its crew needed immediate medical treatment as he was suffering from a minor heart attack and needed to be shifted to a hospital.

Indian Coast Guard ship Rajdoot, patrolling in the area, swung into action. The merchant vessel was escorted to New Mangalore Port anchorage. With the assistance of a local agent and New Mangalore Port Trust tug, the patient was evacuated at 12.25 a.m. on Thursday and admitted to a private hospital.

The 186-metre-long bulk carrier was on its way from Kwangyang, South Korea, to Mundra Port (Gujarat). The sea conditions were rough due to the monsoon and the evacuation task was challenging due to the night hours.

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