Coast Guard crew medevacs fishing vessel crewmember off Oregon Coast

A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor life Boat from Station Chetco River returns to its base after medically evacuating an ill engineer off the commercial fishing vessel Alaska Ocean 10 miles west of Brookings, Ore., Oct. 10, 2018. The engineer reportedly suffered a sudden loss of vision, which also caused anxiety. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Bowen.

A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor life Boat from Station Chetco River returns to its base after medically evacuating an ill engineer off the commercial fishing vessel Alaska Ocean 10 miles west of Brookings, Ore., Oct. 10, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Bowen.

BROOKINGS, Ore. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill crewmember off a commercial fishing vessel 10 miles west of Brookings, Wednesday afternoon.

A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Chetco River safely conducted the medevac of the 59-year-old chief engineer aboard the fishing vessel Alaska Ocean, and transported him to shore for further medical care.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received notification of the ill engineer from a crewmember aboard the Alaska Ocean at 1:56 p.m. The engineer reportedly suffered a sudden loss of vision and anxiety. The sector’s flight surgeon recommended an immediate medevac, so the 47-foot MLB crew was launched to assist.

The current condition of the ill man is unknown at this time.

The Alaska Ocean can continue to operate as it had another crewmember holding a chief engineer certification aboard the vessel.

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