Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City helicopter crew medevacs man from oil tanker off Ocean City, Md

5th Coast Guard District News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man from a Greece-flagged oil tanker Thursday approximately 60 miles east of Ocean City, Md.

Personnel aboard the 500-foot tanker, Hellas Endurance, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 6:50 a.m. reporting a crewmember suffered a head injury and was in need of immediate medical attention.

Watchstanders dispatched an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City at 7:22 a.m. Due to low visibility caused by fog, the pilots used radar to locate the Hellas Endurance.

Once on scene at 8:02 a.m., the helicopter crew hoisted the patient. The aircrew’s intention was to transport the injured man to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. Due to fog, the Dolphin crew landed at Air Station Atlantic City at 9:20 a.m. where the patient was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel.

 

Crew members at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., transfer a patient to EMS personnel Thursday, May 23, 2013. The 47-year-old man suffered a head injury aboard the oil tanker Hellas Endurance approximately 60 miles east of Ocean City, Md., and was medically evacuated. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen)

Crew members at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., transfer a patient to EMS personnel Thursday, May 23, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen)

Once on scene at 8:02 a.m., the helicopter crew hoisted the patient. The aircrew’s intention was to transport the injured man to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. Due to fog, the Dolphin crew landed at Air Station Atlantic City at 9:20 a.m. where the patient was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel.

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