A foreign sailor on the ship M/V Brirholl-Lucky was saved at the general hospital in central Khanh Hoa province on June 5 thanks to the swift actions of the Zone 4 Maritime Rescue Centre.

The ill man, born in 1970, is a Russian citizen.

At 23:20 of June 4, the centre was informed that a sailor on the ship had shown symptoms of acute appendicitis. The captain asked for emergency aid from the Vietnamese authorities. At that time the ship was 195 nautical miles off Nha Trang coast while travelling to Singapore .

The centre deployed vessel SAR27-01for the rescue mission.-VNA