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Byline: Margate’s RNLI lifeboat has brought a Russian seafarer ashore for medical attention after he was taken ill while on board his ship at anchor off Margate.
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The Russian general cargo ship Lauga, bound for Spain, was at anchor in Margate Roads anchorage when just before 10am this morning (7 January 2014) the master contacted coastguards at Dover reporting that one of his crew had been taken ill.

After a medical link call with doctors ashore it was decided that he should be brought ashore for medical attention and Margate’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was tasked to assist. Once the lifeboat arrived alongside the ship, the crewman was taken aboard and brought back to the lifeboat station at Margate where he was handed into the care of the South East Coast Ambulance Service and transferred to QEQM hospital in Margate.

Enquiries about his condition should be directed to QEQM hospital.

Notes to editors
• Margate lifeboat station has been operating since 1860. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/margate

RNLI media contacts
• Peter Barker, RNLI Margate Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Tel: 07974 064304, email: tugsrus@btinternet.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789
 
RNLI online: For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre

Byline: Margate’s RNLI lifeboat has brought a Russian seafarer ashore for medical attention after he was taken ill while on board his ship at anchor off Margate.
Page Content:

The Russian general cargo ship Lauga, bound for Spain, was at anchor in Margate Roads anchorage when just before 10am this morning (7 January 2014) the master contacted coastguards at Dover reporting that one of his crew had been taken ill.

After a medical link call with doctors ashore it was decided that he should be brought ashore for medical attention and Margate’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was tasked to assist. Once the lifeboat arrived alongside the ship, the crewman was taken aboard and brought back to the lifeboat station at Margate where he was handed into the care of the South East Coast Ambulance Service and transferred to QEQM hospital in Margate.

Enquiries about his condition should be directed to QEQM hospital.

Notes to editors
• Margate lifeboat station has been operating since 1860. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/margate


RNLI media contacts
• Peter Barker, RNLI Margate Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Tel: 07974 064304, email: tugsrus@btinternet.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789
 
RNLI online: For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre