A seaman was transported to Nicosia’s state hospital on Thursday following a medical emergency late at night on board a Ukraine-flag cargo ship bound for Israel.
According to the Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, a seafarer in need of medical attention on board general cargo ship Izmail was airlifted from the Ukraine-flag vessel some 50 nautical miles west of the island and transported by ambulance to Nicosia General Hospital early Thursday morning at 1:40am.
JRCC Larnaca said they were notified about the incident on Wednesday late night at 11pm but no further details were provided.
A video posted on the JRCC Facebook page shows the instrument panel of a helicopter approaching the vessel, then flying away and landing at a site near an awaiting ambulance.
Information online suggested Izmail, owned by Ukrainian Danube Shipping, was expected to sail towards Haifa after passing through Limassol.