Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat medevacs casualty from ship

Crewman medevaced from ship by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat

The all weather lifeboat was launched just after 10am after the captain of offshore support vessel Seven Eagle contacted Humber Coastguard to report one of his crewmen had sustained a head injury and needed an urgent transfer to hospital. The ship had just left the Tyne en route to Amsterdam and was waiting about half a mle from Tynemouth pier.

The lifeboat reached the Seven Eagle just a few minutes after launching and put several crew aboard her to assist with transferring the casualty to the lifeboat, including a Casualty Care trainer who had been at the station preparing a course.

The injured crewman was transferred across to the lifeboat in a heavy swell, making the operation difficult, and then taken to waiting paramedics at South Shields ferry landing, who then took him to South Tyneside General Hospital. The lifeboat then refuelled at Royal Quays marina and returned to station.

Lifeboat: 17-20 Spirit of Northumberland

Crewman medevaced from ship by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboatTynemouth RNLIServicescasualty,eagle,emergency,Lifeboat,Lifeboats,Rescue,RNLI,seven,ship,Tyne,TynemouthCrewman medevaced from ship by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat The all weather lifeboat was launched just after 10am after the captain of offshore support vessel Seven Eagle contacted Humber Coastguard to report one of his crewmen had sustained a head injury and needed an urgent transfer to hospital. The ship had...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea