Philippine Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger

Mar 25, 2017

The crew of BRP Malabrigo has successfully medically evacuated a passenger of a cruise ship at vicinity waters 1.5 Nautical Miles Northwest of Carabao Island, Cavite, on March 19, 2017. The passenger was identified as 70-year-old, an Australian-national Mrs. Pauline Sulivan.

Reports received from Coast Guard Action Center in Manila revealed that around 2:25 AM the Master of the vessel MV Magellan Felipe Sousa, requested a medical evacuation for the woman who was suffering from acute abdominal pain and subsequently diagnosed to have a hypovolemic shock while the vessel was sailing from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia en route to Manila.

Immediately, Philippine Coast Guard dispatched a 44-meter multi-role response vessel to said vicinity with a medical team to evacuate the passengers on shore. Around 5:25 AM, BRP Malabrigo safely arrived at Pier 15, Port Area in  Manila and disembarked the ailing passenger. Subsequently, Mrs. Sulivan was then turned over to the vessel’s local agent and transported to Manila Doctors Hospital for further medical treatment.

The 46,052 gross tonnage cruise ship MV MAGELLAN is a holiday class cruise ship is operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages.

Source: www.coastguard.gov.ph

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