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NAVY PATROL CRAFT PROVIDES MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO A FOREIGN NATIONAL AT TUBBATAHA

Published: Saturday, 24 March 2018

Headquarters Naval Forces West, Barangay Macarascas, Puerto Princesa City – The Philippine Navy’s (PN) Patrol Craft PC380 provided assistance to P/Y ATLANTIS ASOREZ, a pleasure yacht with more or less twenty (20) foreign nationals/guests, south east off Tubbataha Reef Natural Park in the early morning of March 22, 2018.

PC380 skippered by Lcdr Kenneth C Lozaṅes PN while conducting maritime patrol at vicinity seven hundred (700) yards SE of Tubbataha Ranger Station received information thru marine band that one of the passengers of P/Y ATLANTIS ASOREZ needed immediate medical assistance.

A certain Frances Jean Lewis, seventy one (71) year old female American, suffered from a fractured left knee after she accidentally slipped at Yachts toilet. PC380 provided necessary assistance to the American National and immediately evacuated her from Tubbataha Reef enroute to 2LT Lagare Pier, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. At around 10:00 am, said vessel arrived at 2LT Lagare Pier and transferred Ms Frances Jean Lewis to a waiting ambulance of the Adventist Hospital.

The Naval Forces West continues to perform its mandate of protecting the Country’s Western Front. It continuously deploys its naval assets and personnel to respond to any given emergency situation in the area.

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