Swansea Coastguard was contacted by a Dutch registered cargo vessel, the Eems Star reporting an injured crewman on board. The vessel was at anchor at the time.
The 38 year old Filipino crewman was suffering from a head injury after a fall against a guard rail.
Swansea Coastguard made contact with the duty doctor, and discussed the nature of the mans injuries. A decision was made to evacuate the man off the vessel and take him for medical attention at the Morriston Hospital.