Man Medically Evacuated from Cargo Ship Off Coast of San Diego
A 34-year-old man was medically evacuated from a ship battling six foot seas and 15-knot winds southwest of San Diego, the Coast Guard said.
Crew on board the 750-foot motor vessel Zen Noh Grain Magnolia reported that the master of their boat was experiencing symptoms similar to a heart attack at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Friday. They said the man needed assistance. At the time, the ship was more than 1,000 miles southwest of San Diego. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended the man be taken to a hospital for emergency care.
Because the boat was so far from available assistance and the man's condition was stable, crew members diverted towards San Diego. The vessel was transitioning from New Orleans to Japan.
Indonesian crew of Tug Brahma 12 held in suspected Abu Sayyaf kidnapping
The Indonesian Embassy in Manila yesterday confirmed reports that an Indonesian tug, Brahma 12, has been hijacked in the far south of the Philippines with the 10-strong crew held hostage.
Reports in the Philippines suggest the attack was conducted by the militant group Abu Sayyaf although the Indonesian embassy has not confirmed this. Ransom in excess of $1m has allegedly been demanded.
The tugboat was seized just off the island of Tawi-Tawi.
Abu Sayyaf has taken a number of hostages recently. Earlier this month it posted a video of three foreign hostages, two Canadians and one Norwegian, who are being held for ransoms totalling to $60m. splash247.com/ind...