NSRI Port Elizabeth rescues injured crewmen off a Drill Rig

MAY 5, 2015

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Port Elizabeth says it rescued two injured crewman off a Drill Rig off Cape Recife on Monday afternoon.

“At 14h14, Monday, 04th May, NSRI Port Elizabeth launched the sea rescue craft Eikos Rescuer IV accompanied by an Eastern Cape Government Health EMS rescue paramedic, to rendezvous with the floating drill platform Rowan Relentless, sailing from Mauritius to the Bahamas, to casualty evacuate two crew, a 33-year-old male suffering a back injury and a 30-year-old male suffering a knee injury,” NSRI said in a statement.

“On arrival on the scene, 5 nautical miles South East of Cape Recife, both casualty crew were transferred onto the sea rescue craft and brought to shore where an EMS ambulance transported them to hospital in stable conditions for further treatment.

“It is not known to NSRI what caused the injuries.”