A sailor with appendicitis on board a Panamanian vessel off the coast of central Khanh Hoa province was brought ashore for timely treatment by Vietnamese rescue ship SAR 27-01 on November 12.

The Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (VMRCC) receive a request for help from the Franbo Prospect which was en route from Thailand to Hong Kong and promptly dispatched the rescue ship to help.

The patient, a 36-year-old Vietnamese national named Pham Van Tinh, was rushed to a provincial hospital in Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city.

At the time of rescuing the ill sailor, the SAR 27-01 was on a mission to find eight sailors who were reporting missing after two cargo ships, the Phuc Xuan 68 and Nam Vy 69, collided off the coast of Nha Trang city on November 9.-VNA