On 27th March, Argentina’s maritime authority was alerted about an accident onboard a ZIM boxship in which a crewman lost a leg.
As informed, the vessel was in the Huergo channel as it left the port of Buenos Aires at the time of the incident.
Immediately, a helicopter with rescue swimmers, doctors and personnel specialized in this type of emergency took off from the Buenos Aires Air Station, which headed towards the ship, together with two coast guards that provided logistical support to the operation.
The seafarer was airlifted from the Liberia-flag vessel on a helicopter and transferred to hospital.
He was winched aboard the chopper before being taken to the Dr Juan A Fernandez Acute General Hospital.
Concluding, the vessel moved to the La Plata anchorage after the incident.
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