In a major
amphibious medical evacuation exercise off Goa coast, Port pilot
team of Mormugao Port successfully rescued a sick Filipino crew onboard of car
carrier MV ATLAS LEADER. The car carrier measures 200 meters long was
sailing close to Port of Goa en-route from Gulf to Singapore. On her way near
Goa, one of the crew members of Philippine nationality had a heart attack,
according to a release on 5th August. The Master of the Ship
sent a Medical evacuation request to Coast Guard. However, due to choppy seas
and bad weather, the Coast Guard showed their inability to send their boat.
Thereafter the Shipping Agent of the vessel contacted the Harbour Master Capt.
Manoj Joshi for help and it was decided to bring the ship within sheltered
waters of MPT.
on the midnight of 27th July, 2017 the vessel was
brought in safely by the Port Pilot, Capt. Rajat Kishore and Capt. Saji
Ummer however, it was difficult task to maintain the vessel position for this
critical “disembarking operation en-route” in the confined water, dark hours
and effect of bad weather on ship, due to large windage area of the car
carrier, the operation was completed successfully. The sick person was off
loaded and at around 02.30 hrs the vessel sailed out to resume her voyage to