Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The Coast Guard rescued an injured cadet from merchant vessel MP Panama-5, close to Haldia in West Bengal, on Monday, a defence ministry spokesperson said.
Cadet Dilawar Ahlawat had suffered a deep cut onboard the bulk carrier, but the merchant ship was unable to shift the patient via port tugs as those were being used for the transloading operations at the sandheads anchorage, off the Haldia port.
The coast guard maritime rescue coordinating centre at Haldia received an SOS from the master of the bulk carrier, and its district headquarters deployed its high speed interceptor boat, C 418, commanded by Deputy Commandant P Modak at day break to evacuate the injured cadet.
Successful mid sea transfer of the injured cadet was carried out and subsequently he has been transferred to Kolkata for further medical treatment, the spokesperson said.
The entire operation was conducted by the operations department of Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (North East).