30 Nov '15, 11am

British Forces rescue cruise passenger injured in South Atlantic

British Forces rescue cruise passenger injured in South Atlantic 30/11/2015 Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel based in the Falkland Islands have conducted a long range rescue of a British man from a Russian cruise ship. The MV Akademic Sergei Vavilov was visiting South Georgia, 800 nautical miles to the east of the Falklands, when the man was bitten by what is thought to have been a fur seal at Salisbury Plain Beach. The casualty was in a serious condition with a major injury to his arm and urgent specialist medical attention was needed. As the cruise ship headed for Stanley, British Forces launched a rescue mission coordinated from the Joint Headquarters at Mount Pleasant. HMS Clyde sailed at speed to a position 200 nautical miles east of Stanley. Subsequently an RAF Hercules and RAF Search and Rescue helicopter were launched with a British military doctor onboard....

Full article: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news...

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