Male’, Maldives – The Maldives National Defence Force has assisted a 40 year old man on a ship travelling from Turkey to Australia after he reportedly suffered a head injury onboard.
MNDF has said that with the assistance of MNDF Central Area (CA), a 40 year-old Filipino man onboard the Bahamian Livestock Carrier “MAYSORA” who had suffered a head injury was brought to L.Gan Hospital for emergency treatment.
The ship, which was travelling 150 nautical miles west of the Maldives asked for assistance from the MNDF Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) yesterday at around 17:30.
MNDF revealed that after receiving this report and after authorization from necessary Maldivian authorities, the ship was allowed to come near L. Gan, about 30 nautical miles south-west of island, where the MDNF CA coastguard squadron carried out the rescue operation.
The MNDF Coastguard has also assisted other foreign vessels this week, when on the 4th of December, two Sri Lankan fishing vessels got lost in Maldivian waters after their boats were caught inside the tropical cyclone ‘Burevi’, causing the crews to veer off-course.