Coast Guard medevacs man from ship near Astoria, Ore.

Coast Guard District 13 NewsASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard transported an injured man from a ship anchored in the Columbia River to Astoria, Ore., Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call, at approximately 5 p.m., from the 734-foot Egyptian cargo ship EDFU, reporting a crewmember with a ruptured left eye.

Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, in Ilwaco, Wash., launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew to the vessel, located at the Astoria anchorage. Two EDFU crewmembers helped the injured man down an accommodation ladder to the 47-foot motor lifeboat.

The 47-foot motor lifeboat crew transported the man to East End Mooring Basin. Local EMS transported the man to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.

The cause of his injury and his current condition are unknown.

The EDFU was in the news last week after being cited for safety, security and environmental violations.

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