RoRo Passenger Dies after Evacuation off Philippines

first_imgA passenger of a roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel died after being medevaced off Cebu, Philippines, on July 10.According to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the man aboard the M/V St Francis Xavier was suffering from severe asthma and required immediate medical attention.After being informed by the ship’s captain, the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Danao coordinated to CG Medical Central Visayas and proceeded to the area.The team boarded the 1991-built vessel and found the 69-year-old man, identified as Recafort Cipriano, unconscious and being revived by the ship’s medical doctor.The team immediately transferred the passenger to a boat bound for Danao Port, transporting him to the City Province Hospital of Danao for medical attention.The 11,191 GT Francis Xavier departed Cebu City at around 11:40 a.m. (local time) on July 10 and was bound for Manila when Cipriano had the asthma attack. Cipriano was declared dead after reaching the hospital, the PCG further said.last_img read more

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