Medevac off Ushant
On Apr 29, 2016 at 1:39 p.m., the CROSS Corsen was alerted by the Maritime Medical Consultation Centre (MMCC) in Toulouse that a Polish sailor of 55 years aboard the "Azuryth" had got in contact with chemicals. The vessel was 38 nautical north west of Ushant. Following a conference call with the Maritime Medical Coordination in Finistère and the ship, the decision was taken to evacuate the man to the hospital La Cavale Blanche in Brest. The CROSS dispatched a Cayman helicopter of the naval air base Lanvéoc with a medical team on board which took off on April 29 at 2:18 p.m. and reached the ship at 2:42 p.m. The oatient was hoisted aboard the Cayman at 2:54 p.m.. The helicopter headed initially to the hospital La Cavale Blanche but was diverted to the hospital Morvan where the man was delivered at 4:01 p.m.
Ship seized due to suspicion of pollution
On Jan 15, 2014 , at 3:15 p.m. a French customs helicopter detected a pollution as discharge into the sea in the wake of the "Deniz S" seven nautical miles off Le Havre. The ship was enroute from the Jérôme Port in Le Havre to Ghent. The helicopter alerted the CROSS Joburg. Due to the strong suspicion of pollution it immediately contacted the prosecutor of Havre who asked the maritime prefecture of the English Channel and the Northsea to divert the ship to the port of Dunkirk. The customs boat "Jacques Oudart Fourmentin" was sent on order of the maritime prefecture and escorted the tanker to Dunkirk where it berthed on Jan 16 at 4 a.m.Upload News