Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker 290 miles southwest of Point Loma

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old man from a tanker ship approximately 290 miles southwest of Point Loma, San Diego, Tuesday.

The crew of the 525-foot tanker vessel, Chembulk New York, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 4:15 p.m. Monday, requesting assistance for a crew member experiencing symptoms of a heart attack.

At the time of the report, the vessel was approximately 370 miles southwest of San Diego. The vessel adjusted course toward San Diego to facilitate a medevac.

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched at approximately 10:45 p.m. Monday to assist. Due to the distance from shore, a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27 Spartan crew also launched to provide radio coverage.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Jayhawk crew arrived on scene and hoisted the man into the helicopter.

The crew arrived at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla at approximately 3:30 a.m., and transferred the patient to the hospital’s care.

The man was reported to be in stable condition.

 

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