On 13 September 2021, the Thome managed vessel M/T Densa Whale assisted LNG Sokoto by sending emergency medical equipment, particularly the 40 liters of Medical Oxygen, to aid an ailing crew member. As reported by the LNG Sokoto, the crew had low oxygen saturation; thus, an immediate response was needed.
According to the report from the M/T Densa Whale, the crew immediately prepared for safe and efficient equipment. The immediate objective was to deploy rescue boats from other vessels or own vessels. It is worth mentioning that both vessels had conventional enclosed type lifeboats. The backup plan was to make a floating aid, secure the MEDOX equipment, and send it all out via the sea surface by soft mooring ropes.
Upon finalizing the operation, the plan and contingencies were communicated and discussed with the Thome DPA Capt. Prashant Sankpal, the LNG SOKOTO, Owners, and Time Charterers.
There were challenges during the operations, but the Crew of M/T Densa Whale were able to off-land the MEDOX cylinders.
Hats off to the crew and officers of M/T Densa Whale and LNG Sokoto for a job well done.