The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) helped in the rescue of a suspected stowaway on Friday, June 8. The stowaway was injured onboard the ship MI Harmony that had docked into the Port of Port Elizabeth.
According to reports, the suspected stowaway, who is probably from Tanzania, was injured while trying to flee from the vessel’s crew after they discovered him. The man sustained a fractured leg after fleeing up a crane on the ship before reaching a narrow ledge.
The crew reached the man, but because of the almost inaccessible part of the ship’s crane, the police responded to assist in the situation.
The patient was taken back to the deck to be treated by the paramedics. The man was then transported to a hospital for further treatment. His condition is currently stable.
Reportedly, the man got on the ship while in Tanzania. Despite the fact that MI Harmony’s last Port of call was Madagascar, the man was discovered in the Port of Port Elizabeth.