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Patient rescued off bulk carrier in Australia
RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service recently performed a rescue after being called out by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSAR).
The services Rescue 300 received a call at 10:51 hrs after a 57-year-old male aboard a bulk carrier (call sign FPMC26), suffered a compound fracture to his arm. The ship was around 200 nautical miles from the coast of Gladstone, Australia, when the call came in, and had been travelling from Japan to Brisbane, Australia. The man’s injuries had been sustained whilst he was operating a Davit Winch onboard the craft.
The vessel was too far out for the Rescue 300 team to reach initially, and was forced to head towards the coast until Rescue 300 was able to reach the ship and perform a winch rescue at around 75 nautical miles from the shore. Rescue 300 was supported with over watch with the AMSAR Challenger Jet Rescue 660 from Cairns. After the patient was stabilised aboard the helicopter, he was taken in a stable condition to Rockhampton Hospital for further treatment.
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