BRP Malabrigo medevacs passenger from cruise ship

The crew members of Philippine Coast Guard’s Parola-class multi-role vessel BRP Malabrigo (MRRV-4402) has successfully conducted a medical evacuation an ailing passenger of a foreign cruise ship at vicinity waters 1.5 NM Northwest of Carabao Island, Cavite, today, March 19.

The ailing passenger was identified as Pauline Sulivan, 70 years old, an Australian-national passenger of MS Magellan.

MS Magellan is a Holiday-class cruise ship operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages based in Essex, United Kingdom. It is owned by Global Maritime Group.

“Reports received from Coast Guard Action Center (CGAC) in Manila revealed that around 2:25 AM of the said date, a certain Felipe Sousa, Master of MV Magellan is requesting for a medical evacuation for Sulivan who was suffering from acute abdominal pain and subsequently diagnosed to have a hypovolemic shock while said vessel was plying from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia enroute to Manila,” the Philippine Coast Guard said.

The CGAC then dispatched BRP Malabrigo (MRRV-4402) with a medical team to render assistance.