Vietnamese rescuers have taken ashore a Japanese woman and an Indonesian man who got serious health conditions while on board a yacht off south-central Khanh Hoa Province on Thursday.
The woman, Michiko Gamamuchi, is an 81-year-old tourist while the man, Mahmudi, 49, is the boat’s mechanic.
After being taken to the Nha Trang Port on Friday morning, the foreigners were brought to taken to the Khanh Hoa General Hospital for emergency treatment.
Michiko broke the spoke bone and wrist bone of her left arm, while Mahmudi suffered from heavy gastrointestinal bleeding, doctors said.
The foreigners suffered from these serious conditions when their boat, Ocean Dream, with Panama nationality, was on a journey from China to Singapore.
Upon receiving the message for emergency help sent from the boat at about 10:30 am Thursday, the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center of Zone 4 immediately instructed the yacht to travel towards Nha Trang Port.
At 3:00 am Friday morning, the center sent a rescue boat, SAR 27-01, to the site of Ocean Dream. About two hours later, SAR 27-01 approached the yacht and took Michiko and Mahmudi ashore on the rescue vessel.
After giving emergency aid to Michiko, the Khanh Hoa General Hospital transferred the woman to Ho Chi Minh City for further treatment on Friday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian man’s health condition remained unimproved, doctors said, adding that he still vomited blood and had blood in his tool.
The man continued to receive treatment at the hospital’s intensive care unit after being transfused with four bags of blood, doctors said.