Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — A man suffering from appendicitis has been transferred from a tanker ship to a Cancun hospital. The ship’s worker was the subject of a medical evacuation after a request to the Navy of Mexico.
The Secretary of the Navy, acting as Coast Guard, reported that personnel belonging to the Ninth Naval Region carried out the medical evacuation of a male aboard a tanker.
The medical evacuation took place approximately six nautical miles (11 kilometers) east of Isla Mujeres where the tanker was located.
Officials responded after receiving a call for help at the Naval Command Centre. Medical personnel transferred a 32-year-old man from the tanker onto a vessel for transport to land to a waiting ambulance.
The unnamed man of foreign origin was taken to Puerto Juárez where he was transferred to Cancun for treatment for “probable appendicitis,” their statement read.