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Vietnam rescues foreigner who suffers heart attack at sea

By Vi Vu   August 10, 2017 | 10:57 pm PT
Vietnam rescues foreigner who suffers heart attack at sea
A photo provided by the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center shows a Croatian man receiving aids for a hypertensive crisis off Vietnam coast.
The 55-year-old Croatian lost consciousness on a cargo ship off the coast of Nha Trang.

Vietnam deployed three coast guard vessels on Wednesday night to rescue a Croatian man who had suffered a heart attack on a cargo ship off the country's central coast.

Vietnam’s Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center received an assistance request from their Hong Kong counterparts after the chief mechanic on a Panamanian vessel fell unconscious, local media reported.

The vessel was carrying crude oil from the UAE to South Korea when the 55-year-old man broke down 140 nautical miles off the coast of Nha Trang.

Medical workers provided emergency care at the scene before rushing the man to hospital a couple of hours later.

The center is working with foreign affairs agencies to send the man home. The rest of the crew have resumed their journey.

 
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