Coast Guard medevacs German national from offshore container ship

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard hoisted a crewmember of the 1,095-foot container-vessel Ever Charming Saturday.

The Coast Guard District 13 Command Center here, received notification from the Ever Charming, approximately 1,000 nautical miles offshore, of a crewmember experiencing chest pains Friday at 4:20 p.m.

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., launched an MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter crew at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, to rendezvous with the Ever Charming approximately 250 nautical miles offshore.

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., launched an HC-130 Hercules crew to provide support for the helicopter crew.

The helicopter crew hoisted and transported the 57-year old German man back to Air Station Astoria where a Life Flight helicopter crew transported him to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore.

The condition of the man is unknown at this time.

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