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Dubai helicopter transports sick man from ship

Dubai Police Air Wing Center evacuated the sick Polish crew member from the deck of the ship.

Gulf today, Staff reporter

The Dubai Police Air Wing Center aircraft, in cooperation with the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, rescued a 64-year-old Polish crew member from a commercial vessel sailing in territorial waters and rescued him. immediately transferred to Rashid Hospital for treatment. when he suffered a severe heart attack.

Colonel Pilot Trainer Ali Al Muhairi, director of the air wing center, said the center’s high level of preparedness helped save the life of the ship’s crew member after he reached his place at a distance of 28 nautical miles in time. Colonel Khalfan Al Mazroui, deputy director of the air wing center, explained that the center received a denunciation from the national search and rescue center at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday alerting that one of the ship’s crew had suffered a heart attack outside territorial waters and needed urgent medical attention and transport to hospital.

Al Mazroui pointed out that the air wing center coordinated with the Jebel Ali port operations center control tower and located the vessel and then a helicopter, piloted by pilot trainer Captain Abdullah Al Shaer, accompanied by coach Jeremy and paramedics Melmer Bodayo and Alan Nanali. from Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services took off towards her.

Al Mazroui explained that a crane designated for rescue operations was used to lower paramedics to the deck of the ship, where the sick crew member was lifted onto the plane and given the necessary first aid before to go to the hospital to complete the treatment.

Dubai Police Maritime Rescue Patrols recently rescued two people trapped between rocks in the middle of the sea near Jebel Ali.

According to Col. Dr. Hassan Suhail Al Suwaidi, Director of the Ports Police Station, they responded to a distress call for two individuals whose dinghy was swept away by high waves during the recent unstable weather conditions. “Bad weather, high waves, strong currents posed serious threats to our first responders who defied the odds of rescuing those in distress,” he said.

Colonel Al Suwaidi explained that with their careful and attentive preparation for all types of possible scenarios, the Dubai Police Maritime Rescue Patrols headed for the beached inflatable boat and after several attempts succeeded in transporting both individuals back to shore safely.