Coast Guard medevacs man from container vessel southeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Sherman Alaska Patrol BERING SEA – The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman steams along the Aleutian Islands Oct. 4, 2008, during a law enforcement patrol in Alaska. While on deployment, crewmembers of the cutter Sherman, homeported in Alameda, Calif., conducted fisheries enforcement, vessel safety checks, and search and rescue, assisting numerous vessels at the height of the red king crab fishing season. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Swanson

MH-65 helicopter deployed with the Cutter Sherman

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman medevaced a crewmember from the 996-foot long container vessel DS Patriot, approximately 58 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor Wednesday night.

Watchstanders from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Dutch Harbor received an email from the crew of the DS Patriot requesting the medevac of a 33-year-old man reportedly suffering symptoms of pneumonia.

The MH-65 helicopter crew hoisted the man and transported him to Dutch Harbor.  The man was then transferred to EMS personal and flown to Anchorage for further treatment.

“Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter crews often deploy aboard flight deck equipped cutters throughout Alaska,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Amy Canny, a watchstander at 17th District Command Center. “They are valuable assets that help us respond to mariners in distress throughout the state.”

The weather on scene was reported as 17 mph winds and 6-foot seas.

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