Vietnam’s Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center received an assistance request from their Hong Kong counterparts after the chief mechanic on a Panamanian vessel fell unconscious, local media reported.
The vessel was carrying crude oil from the UAE to Korea when the 55-year-old man broke down 140 nautical miles off the coast of Nha Trang.
Medical workers provided emergency care at the scene before rushing the man to hospital a couple of hours later.
The center is working with foreign affairs agencies to send the man home. The rest of the crew have resumed their journey.