Korean Captain with lethargy and paralysis medevaced, India

Product tanker ELIM interrupted her voyage early in the morning Jun 6, and sailed to Goa, India, requesting immediate medical assistance. Ship’s 50-year old Korean Captain was suffering from severe lethargy, left hand paralysis and low blood pressure. He was medevaced by Indian CG helicopter and transferred to Vasco hospital, Goa, condition reportedly, stable. Tanker meanwhile, reached Mormugao, Goa, in the afternoon Jun 6, and looks like she was anchored. As of 0430 UTC Jun 7, she remained in the same position. Tanker is en route from Deendayal India to Singapore.
Lethargy, paralysis are typical adverse side-effects of the vaccine.
Product tanker ELIM, IMO 9232553, dwt 16456, built 2001, flag Korea, manager KOREA SHIPMANAGERS CO LTD, Busan (EQUASIS).



Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.