Sick Chinese sailor medevaced from cargo ship by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboatA SICK Chinese sailor was evacuated from a cargo ship by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat this afternoon after the man had complained of severe abdominal pain.

Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat at 12.30pm to take the casualty off the 172m, 26,000tonne Chinese bulk carrier Sea Baisi which was anchored two miles north of the Tyne piers after sailing from Algeciras with a cargo for discharge at the Tyne Bulk Terminal.

The ship's crew lowered a gangway down and assisted the lifeboat crew to transfer the casualty, who was walking, onboard the lifeboat where he was taken into the wheelhouse and given casualty care assessment by the crew, a task made difficult by his inability to speak any English. Although he was in some discomfort and pain he had no symptoms of any serious injury or illness. Another member of the ship's crew accompanied the casualty.

The sailors were brought back to the lifeboat station where the ship's captain had a arranged for a member of staff from their shipping agent to meet them and drive the casualty to North Tyneside General Hospital for further assessment and possible treatment.

A SICK Chinese sailor was evacuated from a cargo ship by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat this afternoon after the man had complained of severe abdominal pain.Tynemouth RNLIServicescargo,casualty,china,chinese,Lifeboat,medevac,RNLI,sea baisi,ship,Station,Tyne,TynemouthA SICK Chinese sailor was evacuated from a cargo ship by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat this afternoon after the man had complained of severe abdominal pain. Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat at 12.30pm to take the casualty off the 172m, 26,000tonne Chinese bulk carrier Sea...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea