MEDIVAC - A Medical Evacuation via Helicopter is the last resort for any medical case on board a ship. If the Doctors or Officers on board are not able to do any more for a patient then depending on where the ship is located a medical evacuation will be considered.I witnessed my first helicopter evacuation on board my last ship. I can see now why English is the required language for communication in emergencies. We had 7 different nationalities on the bridge during this scenario. Dutch, Polish, British, Latvia, English, Scottish and Pilipino.The overall outcome of the evacuation was a success and the paperwork afterwards only took 2 hours to complete. Thanks to the admin Officers on board - 3rd Officer.