Ocean Dream Postpones Journey Due to Medevac

   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 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.