The Ghana Navy has rescued three Italians who were critically ill aboard an Italian vessel sailing from the Congo waters to Las Palmas.
Favara Giovanni, Noce Rosario, and Ballistreri Matteo were taken ill aboard the Levoli Green, and needed urgent medical attention since they could not have survived the journey.
Naval Ship (GNS) CHEMLE, P. 36, which was under the command of Lieutenant Micheal Cudjoe, was on last Saturday at about 21:30 hours, tasked to perform a rescue mission following signals received by the Navy.
It had on board five officers and 19 ratings during its rescue mission.
Speaking to the media on Sunday, Garrison Public Relations Officer, Captain Asola Fadola, said one of the three persons rescued was in a very critical condition while the two others had fairly good stable conditions.
He said the three persons have been sent to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for urgent intensive medical care.
According to him, the vessel owners considered Ghana’s proximity, and added that the craft was about 150 nautical miles from the coast of Ghana.
He said the Ghanaian team encountered bad weather conditions but persevered to rescue the sick.
The rescue mission was also assisted by Dr. David Katsepkor from the Health Link Clinic.