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Lifeboat crews dispatched to bring offshore worker to hospital

Monday April 8th 2019 at 9:24 AM

Lifeboat crews in Aberdeen were dispatched to help a sick crew member on an offshore vessel.

The Bon Accord was sent out just after 7pm on Sunday to the MV Maersk Laser, around five miles south-east of Aberdeen.

The man was brought back onshore and sent to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.

His current condition is unknown.

Davie Orr, coxswain of Aberdeen Lifeboat says: “This was a very satisfactory outcome. We were quickly able to put casualty care crew aboard the vessel and assess symptoms. When I sought advice from A&E it came quickly and allowed us to bring the gentleman ashore for onward transfer to the health services ashore.”

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