SAN DIEGO – An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego conducted a medevac of two injured crewmen from a tanker ship 130 miles southwest of San Diego Friday morning.
The United Kingdom-flagged tank vessel Energy Conqueror’s crew contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 7:20 a.m., requesting a medevac for two crewmen who were injured when a cable split.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew launched from Sector San Diego and flew to the tanker’s location offshore.
Coast Guard Cutter Active also diverted to the scene to assist with the medevac.
The injured men, both Russian citizens, were hoisted into the helicopter and transported to San Diego.
A 51-year-old crewman suffered severe lacerations, head injuries and possible internal injuries.
The second man, a 55-year-old, suffered leg injuries.
Both men were taken to Sector San Diego and turned over to emergency medical personnel for treatment.