Coast Guard completes medevac from Global Prosperity

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew safely completed the medevac of a 40-year old Chinese crewman from the Global Prosperity 160 miles south of Adak Island, Alaska, at 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

The man was hoisted from the 580-foot Panamanian-flagged vessel and flown 160 miles to Adak where commercial medevac services transported him to Anchorage. His condition was reported as stable.

Weather on scene was overcast with four mph winds from the south and scattered snow showers.

The Coast Guard received an e-mail at 2:08 a.m. Saturday from the master of Global Prosperity requesting a medevac for the crewman who was suffering from gastrointestinal distress. A MH-60 helicopter forward deployed to Cold Bay from Air Station Kodiak flew to Adak to conduct the medevac.

The Global Prosperity was more than 500 miles south of Adak on a voyage from Japan to New Westminster, Canada, at the time of the request. They have resumed their original course.

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