Vietnam rescues Polish man paralyzed offshore

By Nguyen Chung, Thanh Nien News

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Vietnamese rescuers carry Edward Cupisz, 62, to hospital after an accident on his boat off Nha Trang left him paralyzed on the morning of January 3, 2015. Photo: Nguyen Chung Vietnamese rescuers carry Edward Cupisz, 62, to hospital after an accident on his boat off Nha Trang left him paralyzed on the morning of January 3, 2015. Photo: Nguyen Chung

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Vietnam’s maritime rescue center on Saturday night rushed a Polish man to hospital after a work accident left him paralyzed off the coastal resort town of Nha Trang.
The ATACAMA, which is registered in the southern European island country Malta, sent out mayday calls at around 8:30 am Saturday after crew member Edward Cupisz, 62, was severely injured. Details of the accident are not available as of press time.
The boat was around 130 sea miles to the northeast of Nha Trang, on its way from China to Singapore.
The Vietnam Maritime Rescue Center boat approached at nearly midnight on Saturday and brought Cupisz to a local hospital.
A source from the center said rough water had hampered and slowed down rescue work.
 

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