Welcome to S/V Carinthia's Sailblog :

12 December 2012 | Gulf Harbour, Whangaparoa, New Zealand
01 December 2011 | Fiji - New Zealand
27 September 2011 | South Coast Vanua Levu, Fiji
26 June 2011 | Fiji, Lautoka
12 May 2011 | Malolo Island
30 April 2011 | Manoriki
02 January 2011 | Gulf Harbor, Whangaparoa
15 June 2010 | Whangarei NZ
09 June 2010 | whangarei nz
15 May 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
19 April 2010 | Gulf Harbor Marina
11 March 2010 | Auckland New Zealand
27 February 2010 | Auckland New Zealand
07 January 2010 | New Zealand
01 January 2010 | Auckland New Zealand
09 December 2009 | Auckland New Zealand
13 November 2009 | 40 nm to Opua New Zealand
09 November 2009 | en route to New Zealand

Fiji Medical Emergency Experience

26 June 2011 | Fiji, Lautoka
Dietmar Petutschnig
So I had a little accident on Saturday ...

While anchored off Treasure Island I was running a sheet to hang up some sheets that needed drying and whacked my head against the hard-top - slicing a nice gash across my scalp [ about 5"] - 12.15 PM

Kurt was diving off the boat and blood was gushing about - manged to compress it myself with several T-Shirts till Kurt came back up to the surface and saw me standing there with blood soaked rags over my head - around 1.30 PM

went to the medical station on Treasure Island where the nurse recommended we head back to Lautoka to the main
regional hospital - so with more compression bandages on my head a little less blood - both engines at full speed we motored to Vuda Point Marina - about 7 miles away.

An ambulance was waiting at the dock for me and made it to the Emergency Room at 4.20 PM sharp.

A nurse checked me in - First Name Last Name DOB and where I was from - straight to X rays then back to the nurse who cleaned me up for the surgeon - who with the help of 2 other nurses and an intern stitched me up - gave me a booster tetanus shot - and sent me on my way to the pharmacy for antibiotics and painkillers -

Total cost including Ambulance 4 X-Rays stitches bandages sutures booster shot prescription drugs doctors nurses and a Taxi back to the Marina

257 FJD or about 147 USD !

Getting a picture of 3 Fijian Nurses smiling and taking good care of me - Priceless !

Thanks Kurt ! for NOT taking a picture with the bloody rags on my head and being so cool and calm -
and Vienna for licking the dripping blood off my legs

Vessel Name: Carinthia
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 444 #258
Hailing Port: Las Vegas
Crew: Dietmar / Suzanne / Vienna / Kurt