A cargo vessel’s crew member was airlifted by a Cyprus police helicopter late on Sunday to Larnaca General Hospital where he was kept for treatment.
In a press release, the Larnaca-based Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said it received information that a member of the crew of the cargo vessel “MSC MIA SUMMER” sailing under Liberian flag needed “medical care and therefore his immediate air transportation was necessary.”
The vessel was at a distance of 120 nautical miles south west of Cyprus, and the Centre immediately activated the national search and rescue plan “Nearchos”.
The plan mobilised a police helicopter and a Ministry of Health specialised medic. (CNA)