Coast Guard crew comes to aid of ailing fishing worker off Keelung
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Taipei--An Indonesian fishing worker suffering from acute and severe abdominal pain while operating about 278 kilometers northeast of Bitou Cape in northeast Taiwan was in stable condition after being treated at a hospital in Keelung on Sunday.
The 23-year-old Indonesian worker nicknamed Ah-duo, the Taiwanese captain surnamed Wang and six other crew aboard a Keelung-registered fishing boat set off from Badouzi port in the city on March 27 to fish in the East China Sea.
After Ah-duo showed signs of pain that left him unable to eat, Wang sought help from the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) by sending a message to the Keelung regional fishermen's association.
The CGA then sent a patrol vessel stationed in Aodi, New Taipei, to meet the fishing boat, which in turn was sailing back to Badouzi port.
The two vessels converged 104 kilometers northeast of Bitou Cape at around 5 p.m. Sunday. The patrol vessel then rushed Ah-duo to a hospital.
He was not in critical condition after receiving medical treatment, according to the Aodi Coast Guard team.