Video: Coast Guard Medevac Man From Vessel

August 10, 2019

An aircrew from the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man from a tanker vessel and transferred him to a hospital in North Carolina, with local officials assisting in coordinating the medevac.

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said that they were “advised by e-mail from JRCC Sweden, that the M/V WISBY Pacific, had a crew member onboard suffering from a possible Pulmonary Embolism and required urgent medical assistance.

“The vessel was located 460nm west from Bermuda on passage from New York bound for New Orleans, RCC Bermuda contacted the USCG RCC Norfolk providing a sitrep, and they subsequently coordinated the vessel to proceed towards the US Coastline where a helicopter medevac was conducted, with the crew member being safely transferred to a hospital in North Carolina by 5pm on Friday 9th August.”

A statement from the US Coast Guard said, “Watchstanders at Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center received the initial report from Rescue Coordination Centre Bermuda that a man aboard a tanker vessel was in need of medevac. An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was launched aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk to assist. The aircrew hoisted the man and transported him to the New Hanover Regional Hospital.”

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