Crewman airlifted from bulk carrier off Terrigal

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter conducted a rescue on Wednesday September 1 from on board the bulk carrier Sweet Melissa, anchored 20m east of Terrigal.

It was reported that a 46-year-old crewmen was suffering from a serious medical condition and required urgent transport to hospital.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter winched the Critical Care Medical Team to the carrier where they stabilised the man before he was stretcher winched off and flown direct to the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle in a stable condition.

Verified Source: Media release, Sep 1, 2021 Westpac Rescue Helicopter