A crewman on a Romanian ship was on Friday admitted to hospital after being evacuated off a crude oil tanker about six nautical miles off-shore of the Port of Durban, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.
Durban station commander André Fletcher said the 46-year-old patient had suffered a medical emergency.
He had been airlifted to hospital in a serious but stable condition for further medical treatment.
NSRI Durban rescue swimmers, Netcare 911 paramedics and an SA Air Force flight team in a SA Air Force 15 Squadron Oryx helicopter carried out the operation.
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