The maritime search and rescue sub-center of Funchal (MRSS Funchal), in coordination with Captain Funchal Harbor and in articulation with the Regional Civil Protection Service (SRPC IP-RAM), coordinated the rescue operation. sea, by a 57-year-old Portuguese crewman aboard a fishing boat called the "Pearl of Santa Cruz" in a fishing area about 16 miles southeast of Funchal port.
The warning was received at MRSC Funchal at 5:40 pm by telephone by the master of the vessel, and was immediately sent to INEM – Center for Emergency Patient Orientation (CODU-Mar), a body competent to assess clinical status and determine the type of evacuation, deciding that, due to the clinical condition, medical evacuation should be carried out by sea.
In this regard, the medical evacuation took place at 6:35 pm, using the IS ISN-SR40 's boat from Guivogard Funcal Station, and the patient headed to Funchal Marina at 7:47 pm, where he was awaiting an ambulance. , previously activated by SRPC IP-RAM via MRSC Funchal, and later transported to Nellio Mendonsha Hospital in Funchal.