ADF supports medical evacuation off WA coast

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) assisted the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) with a medical evacuation operation off the coast of Western Australia.

Responding to a medical emergency, the ADF and AMSA successfully transferred a sailor suffering a serious medical condition to Fremantle yesterday.

Last Saturday, a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster dropped medical supplies and equipment to a sailing vessel competing in the Clipper Round the World yacht race approximately 1800 nautical miles off the WA coast.