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On June 15, 2015, Airborne Service offered emergency medical aid for a sailor of a Taiwanese fishing boat.

  • Release Date:2015-06-22
  • Source:National Airborne Service Corps

Airborne Service Helicopter Offered Emergency Medical Aid For A Sailor Who Felt Under the Weather

On June 15, 2015, an Indonesian sailor of Fengwen (refers to big harvest and smooth journey), a Taiwanese fishing boat became unconscious and got in a danger situation at the open seas about 40 seal miles off Miaoli. It is suspected that the case is caused by myocardial infarction. The Coast Guard Agency urgently applied for helicopters to do airborne hanging rescue. After receiving the task inform, the Airborne Service Corp immediately made a risk assessment and confirmed the basic data and coordinate position of the ship. At about 8:50, the Corp dispatched equipped crews of Type AS-365 (No. NA-110) from Group 1 (stationed at the Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport) of the 2nd Service Battalion to go for rescue. The task plane arrived at the target area at about 9:30. After discussion, crews of the helicopter decided to adopt the aloft hanging method. In order to get rid of influences enforced by the cables and masts, a hauling cable was thrown to the ship. After that, they slowly sent the nacelle to the ship. After several times of descent, they successfully hanging the patient by nacelle at 9:45. The helicopter went on the return voyage immediately and landed at the Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital at about 10. The ambulance personnel took over the patient to do further rescue. The Airborne Service Corp successfully fulfilled the mission.