Navy carried out medical evacuation today after HQ Western Naval Command received info of medical emergency onboard Singapore merchant vessel MV Eagle Tampa, near Mumbai coast.
A Malaysian citizen, suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease, experiencing breathing difficulty was rescued by INS.
Indian Naval Seaking helicopter from INS Shikra was sent for evacuation, after confirmation of 2 failed attempts to transfer the patient to tug. A helicopter picked up the patient from the ship & returned to INS Shikra. The patient was then transferred to the hospital by private ambulance.