In the early hours of Friday, the Indian Coast Guard evacuated 30-year-old crew member of a vessel passing through the New Mangalore Port.
According to an official press release, Sonu Soni of MV Vishva Prena injured his neck while lashing the crane hook. MV Vishva Prena was on passage to Kochi and had been casted off from New Mangalore Port.
The release said Indian Coast Guard DHQ 3 coordinated with shipping vessel’s agent in evacuating the injured crew member.
The shipping vessel was asked to head closer to the Port from where the injured crew member was evacuated. He was safe and undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mangaluru, the release said.