The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) introduced Thursday that it medevaced a 69-year-old motor vessel captain 218 miles offshore Alabama on Wednesday.
Coast Guard Sector Cellular watchstanders obtained a name at 12.17pm through VHF-FM channel 16 from the crew aboard the motor vessel Abroad Anacortes stating their captain was experiencing coronary heart attack-like signs, the USCG stated in a press release posted on its web site.
Watchstanders consulted with the obligation flight surgeon who beneficial the captain obtain higher-level medical care inside eight to 10 hours, the USCG added within the assertion. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched to help, in accordance with the USCG.
“The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the captain, and transferred him to College Medical Middle New Orleans,” the USCG stated in a company assertion.
“The captain was final reported to be in steady situation,” the USCG added.
OSG Ship Administration Inc is the operator of the Abroad Anacortes vessel, OSG’s web site reveals. The vessel is an oil/chemical provider in-built 2010 with a size of 183.2 meters, a gross registered tonnage of 29,242, and a cargo capability of 53,808 cubic meters, the OSG web site highlights.
Medevac 218 miles offshore Alabama! 🚁
A @USCG Air Station New Orleans MH-60 helicopter crew introduced a motor vessel captain to higher-level medical care after experiencing coronary heart attack-like signs.
— USCG Heartland (@USCGHeartland) April 13, 2023
Earlier this week, the USCG revealed that it had medevaced a 59-year-old man from a towing vessel close to Port Aransas, Texas, on Sunday.
The group famous in a separate assertion posted on its web site that Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders obtained a medevac request at 10.49pm on Saturday from the Corpus Christi Harbor Grasp’s Workplace “stating the 59-year-old captain of the towing vessel Endurance was experiencing stomach ache and nausea”.
“Watchstanders consulted with the obligation flight surgeon, who beneficial a medevac,” the USCG stated within the assertion.
“Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew to help,” the USCG added.
“The RB–S crew rendezvoused with the towing vessel, took the person aboard and transferred him to emergency medical providers personnel ready at Bahia Marina in Ingleside, Texas, in reportedly steady situation,” the group continued.
A @USCG Station Port Aransas boat crew medevaced the 59-year-old captain of a towing vessel close to #PortAransas, Texas. Extra on the rescue right here: https://t.co/EJf6XNncwj pic.twitter.com/ihQLnF7ywU
— USCG Heartland (@USCGHeartland) April 9, 2023
The USCG describes itself because the principal Federal company accountable for maritime security, safety, and environmental stewardship in U.S. ports and inland waterways, alongside greater than 95,000 miles of U.S. shoreline, all through the 4.5 million sq. miles of U.S. Unique Financial Zone (EEZ), and on the excessive seas. It’s a department of the U.S. Armed Forces, a legislation enforcement group, a regulatory company, a member of the U.S. Intelligence Group, and a primary responder, the group’s web site notes.
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