Coast Guard medevacs man from ship more than 200 miles northeast of Port Canaveral

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

MIAMI—The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old Filipino man from a bulk carrier ship more than 200 miles northeast of Port Canaveral, Friday.

Watchstanders with the Coast Guard’s 7th District Command Center received a notification from the 641-foot Singaporean-flagged bulk carrier vessel Spring Sky that the master of the vessel was reportedly suffering from severe abdominal pain. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 9:40 a.m. hoisted the man and transported him to Holmes Regional Medical Center for a higher level of medical care.

Related Posts

Comments are closed.