Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker ship 23 miles east of Cape May, NJ

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard News
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man from a tanker ship approximately 23 miles east of Cape May Monday.

Personnel aboard the  600-foot tanker Angistri, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 8:15 p.m. Monday, reporting an engineer aboard the ship was injured due to steam burns while in the engine room.

A 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May responded to the reported distress

Once on scene, the small-boat crew assessed the man’s condition, transferred him aboard the RB-M and transported him back to the station where the patient’s care was transferred to awaiting Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Fire Department crewmembers and local emergency medical personnel. He was later taken to Cape May Regional Hospital and reported to be in stable condition.

Station Cape May operates the Coast Guard’s newest small boat that boasts an improved design, new ergonomics, and enhanced safety features, making boat crews more effective in performing their multiple missions. The RB-M is part of the Coast Guard’s plan to standardize and revitalize its shore-based boat fleet.

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., prepare to transfer ashore a burn victim Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Cape May. The Station Cape May crew used a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium to medevac the engineer technician who suffered steam burns aboard the 600-foot tanker vessel Angistri. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., prepare to transfer a burn victim ashore Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Cape May. The crew used a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium to medevac the engineer technician who suffered steam burns aboard the 600-foot tanker vessel Angistri. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr

 

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