By John Smith • 26 April 2020 • 13:45
WHEN the Gibraltar Port Authority received a request for help form the captain of the Liberian flagged bulk carrier Captain Tassos D due to a medical emergency on board it responded immediately.
Working in conjunction with the Gibraltar Ambulance Service and the Gibraltar College Clinic it deployed the port launch Admiral Rooke with paramedics and a doctor to board the vessel and perform the necessary checks in order to prepare the disembarkation of the ailing crew member.
It was confirmed that this crew member had no Covid-19 symptoms but all precautions and checks were made prior to the crew member being safely disembarked from vessel and transferred to St Bernard’s Hospital for further medical examination.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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