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Navy responds with medical evacuation of tanker ship worker

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.