PSNews - Vietnamese marine medical doctors successfully saved a Chinese crewman, suffering from a stroke, when his ship was traveling from China to Thailand.
At 8:00 on July 23, Vietnamese search and rescue ship SAR 413 docked at the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center of Region III (Vung Tau city), after having completed a rescue mission for a Chinese sailor suffering a stroke on a foreign ship off the Vietnamese coast.
|Vietnamese doctor conducting health check-up for the Chinese sailor.
Earlier on July 22, the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center received a request from the Chinese counterpart to provide emergency aid for Zhang Qi of Chinese-Hong Kong nationality, working as an electrician on a Chinese ship, named HAI SU 2, which was on the way from China to Thailand. The Chinese man was suffering from a stroke.
The Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center directed the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center of Region III to coordinate with the Ho Chi Minh City coastal maritime communications station to contact with ship HAI SU 2 and give medical advice.
At the same time, the center instructed the Chinese ship to head towards Vietnam’s Vung Tau bay. Meanwhile, Vietnamese search and rescue ship SAR 413 started off to approach the Chinese ship.
At 6am, July 23, ship SAR 413 reached the Chinese ship and received the patient. The Chinese sailor was then given first aid and taken to Le Loi Hospital in Vung Tau city.
By Phung Nguyen