Wounded foreign sailor transported to hospital in Quang Binh
The sailor is transported to the Vietnam-Cuba Hospital in Dong Hoi city for treatment. Photo: bienphong.com
Recently, the military medical force of the Border Guard Command of the central province of Quang Binh has received and provided medical assistance to a sailor of GREAT WENTAO ship, who met an accident while working.
According to VNA, Qiu Shizhong, a Chinese citizen, worked onboard the Panama-flag GREAT WENTAO ship which departed from China’s Tai Zhau port to Gianh port in Quang Binh on October 29 to receive clinker. He met the accident while working and had his arms injured and necrotic.
Receiving a request for medical assistance from the VOSA Ben Thuy – a subsidiary company of the shipping agency VOSA Corporation, the provincial Border Guard Command dispatched its military medical force and a specialized vehicle to promptly provide medical care and transport the sailor to the Vietnam-Cuba Hospital in Dong Hoi city for treatment.
Nearly 200 million people depend on fishery resources of the East Sea for their livelihood. They are vulnerable to danger or distress situations at sea. They include, among others, increasingly complex weather patterns and frequency of natural disaster, accidents and collisions.
Over the past years, Vietnam has undertaken various efforts in providing assistance and ensuring humane treatment to fishermen, especially those who are in danger or distress.