PCG assists injured Indian crew while on board a vessel off Catanduanes
MANILA, Philippines — Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) assisted an Indian crew member whose finger got severed while on board a vessel approaching approximately 8.3 nautical miles southeast of Virac, Catanduanes.
The unidentified crew is a member of a Singaporean-registered bulk carrier MV Fomento Two.
MV Fomento Two departed from Baoshan Port in China en route to Port Hedland in Australia when the accident occurred on Wednesday.
“The concerned crew working as a bosun accidentally severed his finger, causing profuse bleeding,” the PCG said in a statement on Thursday.
Bosun refers to an officer in charge of the ship’s equipment and the crew.
The PCG then immediately coordinated with the vessel’s master and local agent to conduct a medical evacuation with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.
Also, the vessel’s local agent also informed the Bureau of Immigration and the Bureau of Customs about the medical evacuation.
According to the PCG, the wounded Indian crew was transported to Catanduanes Doctors Hospital “where the attending physician confirmed he was safe but needed an operation.” — Kirsten Segui, INQUIRER.net trainee