Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Car Carrier South of Kodiak

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducted a medevac of a 38-year-old Filipino man from the 518-foot car carrier Modern Express approximately 58 miles south of Kodiak Thursday morning.

Raine Canua was reported to have been found by his shipmates in his cabin disoriented Wednesday. The shipping company of the vessel contacted the Seventeenth Coast Guard District command center watchstanders about 7:45 p.m. reporting Canua was suffering from symptoms of a possible stroke.

The helicopter crew successfully hoisted Canua about 8:48 a.m. and safely delivered him to awaiting medical personnel who transferred him to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center approximately 9:45 a.m. Weather conditions on scene at the time of the hoist were 43 mph winds and 22 foot seas with light rain.

The Korean-flagged vessel was en route from Portland, Ore. to Busan, South Korea.

Two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crews also performed a medevac five days ago of a Filipino-crewman off the 656-foot Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel Stellar Harvest 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor.


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