Thursday, June 5, 2014

Amver tanker rescues sailor with medical condition

The Amver participating tanker Leni P rescued a 26-year-old sailor with possible appendicitis from a sailboat 750 miles northeast of Bermuda on Monday, May 26, 2014.

French rescue authorities received a distress call from the sailboat Piccolo II reporting a crew member was suffering from severe abdominal pains.

French authorities contacted U.S Coast Guard rescue personnel who consulted with a flight surgeon who agreed with the French doctor's recommendation of a medevac. Using the Amver system, the Leni P was located 80 miles away and agreed to divert and embark the ill sailor.

The Leni P arrived on scene reporting weather conditions a bit rough with waves of six to 10 feet and 15 knot winds. The tanker launched their small boat to safely complete the rescue. The sailor was taken to sick bay and the Leni P continued on its journey to the Azores where the sailor was transferred to medical personal.

The Leni P, managed by Marine Trust of Athens, Greece, enrolled in the Amver system on October 19, 2012.

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