The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service has retrieved a burnt man from a ship in Gladstone Harbour. (File photo)
The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service has retrieved a burnt man from a ship in Gladstone Harbour. (File photo)

Man rescued from ship after being burnt on face, limbs

A MAN with burns to 12% of his arms, face and legs was rescued from a bulk carrier in Gladstone Harbour on Monday.

It's not clear how the man sustained the injuries, but authorities say it looked as though he had been doused with hot engine oil.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was tasked by Queensland Health to pick up the male patient from a ship in the Gladstone harbour area. 

The vessel, Bulk India, a 289m, 17,8000 ton, bulk carrier, was positioned in Gladstone Harbour waiting to load when the man was burnt.

It is believed the 50-year-old man is of Filipino descent.

He was treated for pain on board the vessel by a doctor and paramedic before being loaded onto the rescue helicopter and transported to the Rockhampton Base Hospital for further treatment.



Early works begin on Rocky’s Drug Rehab Centre

Premium Content Early works begin on Rocky’s Drug Rehab Centre

With work now underway on the centre, it has been revealed when the first patients...

‘Scissors used’ in liquor store armed robbery

Premium Content ‘Scissors used’ in liquor store armed robbery

The incident happened at Yeppoon last night.

MORNING REWIND: top 5 stories you might have missed

Premium Content MORNING REWIND: top 5 stories you might have missed

Where we fill you in on the biggest stories you might have missed yesterday.