APMM implements MEDEVAC, helping seriously injured fishing boat crew

BY Aida Aziz

KUALA KURAU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) through the Kuala Kurau Maritime Zone has carried out a Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) on a Thai seaman who seriously injured  his hand at a position 15.9 nautical miles southwest of the Kuala Kurau estuary, yesterday.

Kuala Kurau Maritime Zone Director, Maritime Commander Mohd Najhan Azman Hamid said, the Kuala Kurau Maritime Zone Operations Center has received an SOS call from the Taiping District Fisheries Department regarding a Thai class C local fishing boat skipper who  injured his hand while fishing in the waters Kuala Kurau.

It is understood that the victim, known as Channarong Jankaew, 57, got his hand stuck in the machine by accident while he was operating the net winding machine, causing wounds and bleeding.

“Acting on the information, the Malaysian Maritime Patrol boat team was arranged to move to the location for further action.

“The victim was confirmed to be seriously injured in the hand and was taken to the Kuala Kurau Marine Police Jetty (PPM) by boat Kilat 30 before being taken to Parit Buntar Hospital in an ambulance for further treatment,” he told reporters on Thursday.

He said again, MEDEVAC ended at around 12.01 midnight.

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