WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - The Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) in cooperation with CITRO On Thursday May 12 conducted a medical evacuation from a drilling vessel, the Deep Sea Metro II.
A crew member became ill, could not move and had to be transported urgently to hospital. The "Deep Sea Metro II 'was at that time anchored in Boka St. Michiel.
The message came Thursday, May 12th around 7:40 pm from Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) of KWCARIB. CITRO was informed about the situation and decided to bring a doctor from CITRO Mediko to the drilling vessel to assist the man.
With a Super-RHIB from the Centre of Curacao they sailed to Boka St. Michiel. Upon arrival, the doctor went on board the drilling vessel and attended to the patient.
After the diagnosis he was placed on a stretcher. Given his medical condition the doctor could not perform further medical treatments on board.
Using a crane the stretcher was hoisted aboard the Super-RHIB. Once on board the Super-RHIB sailed to shore where the Ambulance Service was ready.
The man was transferred by the staff of the Ambulance Service to the hospital.