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Ukrainian fisherman airlifted to hospital

11 March 2014

Ukrainian fisherman airlifted to hospital

A 41-year-old Ukrainian fisherman with acute appendicitis has been airlifted to Nelson Hospital after falling ill aboard the fishing boat FV Irvinga, 25 nautical miles (46km) north of Farewell Spit today.

The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) was alerted at around 11.30am, after a doctor aboard the vessel decided urgent medical treatment was required, and the Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter was directed to the ship’s location.

Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator (SMC) Mike Roberts said what could have been a life-threatening incident was quickly resolved.

“Fortunately sea conditions were favourable making the operation to winch the patient aboard the helicopter relatively straightforward,” Mr Roberts said.

“The whole operation went without a hitch and the man was in Nelson Hospital within an hour-and-a-half of the initial call.”

The New Zealand-flagged FV Irvinga is a 104m factory stern trawler owned and operated by Independent Fisheries of Christchurch.

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