INJURED FEMALE FIRST OFFICER BROUGHT ASHORE AT PENARTH FROM BUOY-LAYING SHIP “GALATEA”

The injured crew member arrives at Penarth's watertaxi landing stage

The injured crew member arrives at Penarth’s water taxi landing stage

A female first officer of  the Trinity House ship Galatea had to be rushed ashore at Penarth this morning after sustaining a serious leg injury.

The Trinity House ship Galatea working on the Mid Cardiff Buoy off Cardiff this morning

The Trinity House ship Galatea working on the Mid Cardiff Buoy off Penarth this morning

The Galatea was working about a mile off-shore from Penarth on the servicing the Mid Cardiff buoy when the accident happened .

The injured officer – whom PDN readers recognised as the First Officer of the ship (see below) – had received emergency first aid on board Galatea before a tender – with a medically-trained officer on board  – brought her to Penarth, landing at the water-taxi berth  near the  Custom House restaurant.

The patient is transferred to a gurney to be wheeled to the waiting ambulance

The patient is transferred to a gurney to be wheeled to the waiting ambulance

In safe hands - and  back on dry land the brave patient joked with paramedics  medcs.

In safe hands – and back on dry land the First Officer  joked with paramedics and Trinity House crew.

The patient was administered Entonox -a gas and air mixture –  to quell the pain before paramedics placed her injured ankle in a special brace and transferred her by gurney to a waiting ambulance.

The officer was taken to the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Cardiff and Vale University Hospital at the Heath in Cardiff . Whilst the medical emergency was being dealt with landing stage was kept clear. Passengers waiting to board the Island Ferry Westward Ho for an excursion to Flatholm  were not admitted to the landing stage until the medical emergency had been cleared.

The Westward Ho runs regular day-trips from Penarth to Flatholm

The Westward Ho runs regular day-trips from Penarth to Flatholm

About twenty passengers boarded the Westward Ho for this morning’s voyage from Penarth to Flatholm.

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2 Responses to INJURED FEMALE FIRST OFFICER BROUGHT ASHORE AT PENARTH FROM BUOY-LAYING SHIP “GALATEA”

  1. Johnabutt says:

    This lady is First Officer on this ship, she was on the TV recently on a programme about the English Channel. We think her name is Christine.

  2. alunaptomos says:

    I saw this programme, she came across as very professional. Hope she has a speedy recovery and is back on deck before long.

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