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Ocean Dream Postpones Journey Due to Medevac

By ,   December 3, 2019 ,   Accidents

Selangor MMEA (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency) rescued a Japanese senior citizen having breathing difficulties while onboard a cruise ship in the waters off Melaka Straits on Monday, December 2.

According to Selangor MMEA director, Captain Maritime Mohammad Rosli Kassim, a boat was deployed at 2 pm after receiving a distress call from Putrajaya search and rescue operations centre.

Ocean Dream cruise ship

The Japanese cruise ship Ocean Dream was en-route to Penang Island when the accident happened and was forced to postpone her trip in order to receive assistance from Selangor MMEA.

Mohammad Rosli said they "provided medical evacuation ~10 km off the south of Ketam (Crab Island). The rescue team went to the aid of the 68-year-old Japanese man (Higeno Masaru) who is a crew member of the ship. He was transferred to a boat and brought to the Port Klang commercial jetty before receiving treatment at Pantai Hospital (Kuala Lumpur)."

For other Ocean Dream accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.