Coast Guard medevacs bulk carrier Shagangfirst Power crewman to Cold Bay

Coast Guard District 17 NewsKODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a crewman from a Panamanian-flagged vessel to Cold Bay Monday.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a call via radio from the 958-foot bulk carrier Shagangfirst Power crew reporting a 23-year-old Chinese crewman was suffering from abdominal pain. The Shagangfirst Power and crew were about 72 miles from Cold Bay at the time of the request.

The rescue crew, forward deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman, launched from the cutter and arrived on scene safely hoisting the patient at 5:35 p.m.

The helicopter crew flew to Cold Bay transferring the patient to awaiting emergency medical personnel who took him to the Cold Bay clinic for further medical care.

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