Salalah, A Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) helicopter today carried out an evacuation operation in the open sea to rescue a crew member who was in critical health condition on board a passing commercial vessel sailing about 50 nautical miles away from the Governorate of Dhofar.

The patient was airlifted to the Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah for treatment.

The operation was conducted as part of standard humanitarian services rendered by the Sultan’s Armed Forces and other departments of the Ministry of Defence for citizens or residents in coordination with various government units.

Source: Oman News Agency