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Russian war ship crew member rescued

By Staff Reporter

A 38-year-old seriously injured crew member on a Russian war ship was transferred by helicopter to Limassol General Hospital in a rescue operation early Tuesday morning.

The crew member who was suffering from head injuries and was transferred by police helicopter from the Vice Admiral Kulakov, 20 nautical miles south of Akrotiri to Limassol General Hospital.

The injured man was accompanied to the hospital by medical staff from the state’s Health Services and Larnaca Civil Defence.

The rescue operation was coordinated by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Larnaca, which responded to a call it received from the ship at 7:30am. The whole operation ended at 8:40am when the crew member was taken to the emergency unit of the Limassol General Hospital.

According to the Ministry of Defence, the Russian Embassy, which had also requested the rescue of the crew member, was formally informed of the rescue operation by the Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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