EUNAVFOR Medevacs Seafarer from Container Ship

On 30 April, container ship MV Jumme Trader launched an SOS message after a crew member became very ill. The SOS was picked up by the EU Naval Force flagship, FGS Brandenburg and the Force Commander on board immediately directed EU Naval Force French warship, FS Floréal, to provide medical assistance.

As FS Floréal proceeded at maximum speed to MV Jumme Trader, which was 140 nautical miles away, the Panther helicopter was launched with the warship’s doctor on board. When the helicopter arrived on scene, the doctor was winched on to the merchant vessel. After assessing the patient, the decision was taken to evacuate the sailor without delay to FS Floréal’s well-equipped sickbay for further medical care.

After receiving medical treatment, the mariner’s condition quickly stabilized, so FS Floréal headed towards Salalah, which was Jumme Trader’s next port of call, and the helicopter carried out an evacuation to Sultan Qaboos hospital the following morning.

FS Floréal is a Floréal class frigate and joined EU Naval Force, the European Union’s Counter Piracy Mission off the Coast of Somalia, on 18 April 2014. Just five days earlier, the French frigate had assisted four distressed Seychellois fishermen.

EUNAVFOR, May 6, 2014

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jun 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

The Smart Ship Exchange

The Exchange will look at the issues involved with increasing autonomy in shipping with an introduction to the concept…

read more >

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Conference 2019

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Conference is the world’s only international conference…

read more >

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >