Critically ill Croat girl safe after UAE rescue from cruise ship

By Sheena Amos

ABU DHABI 21 December 2017: The UAE’s National Search and Rescue Centre (NSRC), has saved a young girl on board the Italian cruise ship, Costa Mediterranea, near the island of Sir Abu Nu’ayr, arriving from Muscat.

Costa Mediterranea
Costa Mediterranea

The emergency medical evacuation was under taken by the centre after receiving a distress call from the ship’s captain. A rescue helicopter was then dispatched to evacuate the critically ill 14-year-old girl of Croatian origin, along with her father, said Wam.

The girl was shifted to Khalifa Hospital for medical care in coordination with the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Seha.