Posted on November 27, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Two crew members onboard the Tunisian-flagged RoRo, SALAMMBO had to be medevaced after sustaining injuries while onboard the ship.

The incident occurred during the morning hours of November the 25th, while the vessel was en route from Genoa to Tunis.

Reportedly, the two crew members had suffered severe trauma to their lower limbs. The nature of the accident is currently unknown.

Following the accident, the Salammbo proceeded to contact the Cagliari Port Authority who had put them in contact medical professionals.

After consulting with the medical professionals, the vessel was advised that the two seafarers required immediate extraction and hospitalization.

In order to aid the evacuation of the distressed seafarers, the Salammbo proceeded to change the heading and started transiting towards Cagliari, Sardinia.

The Italian Coast Guard then dispatched a helicopter that rendezvoused with the vessel, picked up the two injured seafarers and moved them to the Marino Hospital in Cagliari.

Following the medevac, the Salammbo resumed her voyage towards her original destination of Tunis.

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Posted in Safety , Medevac , Italy , Mediterranean , Europe

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