Aberdeen Lifeboat in medical evacuation of crewman from offshore support vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Aberdeen Lifeboat was paged shortly after 7pm on Sunday 7 April to assist the MV Maersk Laser which had a crew member requiring medical transfer to hospital ashore.

View from the helm: Aberdeen lifeboat ‘Bon Accord’ makes her approach to MV Maersk Laser

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View from the helm: Aberdeen lifeboat ‘Bon Accord’ makes her approach to MV Maersk Laser
Aberdeen’s all-weather lifeboat Bon Accord put to sea with a crew of 7 and met Maersk Laser some 4-5 miles south east of Aberdeen.

Arriving on scene, two RNLI casualty-care trained lifeboat crew members were transferred to the Maersk Laser to assess and care for the casualty. In light of the casualty’s symptoms, lifeboat coxswain Davie Orr elected to contact an Accident and Emergency Consultant at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for advice before agreeing to a vessel-to-vessel transfer. The advice was that transfer would be most unlikely to be detrimental to the casualty.

The crewman was transferred to Aberdeen Lifeboat which returned to her base in Aberdeen Harbour, where the casualty was able to walk to a waiting ambulance. MV Maersk Laser was able to continue her passage north.

Davie Orr, coxswain of Aberdeen Lifeboat says: “This was a very satisfactory outcome. We were quickly able to put casualty care crew aboard and assess symptoms. When I sought advice from A&E it came quickly and allowed us to bring the gentleman ashore for onward transfer to the health services.”

Going aboard: casualty-care trained volunteers from Aberdeen Lifeboat’s crew board MV Maersk Laser to assess and care for the crew member who had become unwell

RNLI/Mark Gray

Going aboard: casualty care trained volunteers from Aberdeen Lifeboat’s crew board MV Maersk Laser to assess and care for the crew member who had become unwell

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