The patient was immediately hospitalised and received treatment at a local hospital. The centre received an SOS message from a fishing vessel owned by Bui Van Nghia of Binh Chanh commune, Binh Son district, Quang Ngai province at 16:00 on June 15. In the message Nghia said that a crew member named Le Thao, 56, was suffering a stroke. At the time, the ship was fishing in the waters of Hoang Sa, also known as the Paracel Islands. GM_EN_PC_ARTICLE_Native_ads Upon receiving news of the incident, the MRCC co-operated with Danang’s 115 Emergency Center to instruct the other crew members on how to provide care for Thao. GM_EN_PC_ARTICLE_Inpage_Banner After noticing the seriousness of Thao’s condition, a team from the MRCC, along with medical staff of Hospital 199 under the Ministry of Public Security, arrived aboard the vessel just in time to save the man’s life and transfer him to Danang for further treatment.