Friday, November 13, 2009

Iron Ore Ship Captain Rescued Off Darwin

A 53-year-old Filipino ship captain is in a stable condition at Royal Darwin Hospital after an air rescue this morning. The male captain of the iron ore ship "Pender Bulker", which was en route to China, reported severe abdominal pain, dizziness, and the passing of blood yesterday.This morning, the Darwin-based CareFlight medical rescue helicopter flew 80 kilometres north-east of Darwin to rescue the captain, who paramedics say is suffering from an abdominal ulcer. His condition has been stabilised at Royal Darwin Hospital and further tests are expected in the coming days.

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