Coast Guard medevacs injured cargo ship employee 230 miles off the central Oregon coast

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard medevaced a cargo ship employee 230 miles off the coast of central Oregon after he sustained burns, Sunday.

The individual was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Ore.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Pacific Area command center received a call from crewmembers aboard the cargo ship APL Tokyo after their second engineer came into contact with hot oil.

Pacific Area watchstanders contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard District Thirteen command center at approximately 11:30 p.m., Saturday, who began coordinating with the captain of the APL Tokyo and crewmembers from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., and Cost Guard Air Station Sacramento to medevac the individual off the ship.

The captain of the APL Tokyo was instructed to bring the ship closer to the Oregon coast.

Crewmembers from Air Station Astoria dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crewmembers from Air Station Sacramento dispatched a C-130 Hercules plane to act as air support.

At approximately 4:10 p.m., both aircrews rendezvoused with the APL Tokyo and the individual was hoisted aboard the Jayhawk.

The individual was reported in stable condition.

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