Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger in Hoonah, Alaska
Recently, a call from the medical officer aboard the Celebrity Millennium was placed to personnel at the 17th Coast Guard District command center in Juneau, Alaska requesting a medevac for a woman who was reportedly suffering from symptoms of a stroke. After the Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended the woman be medevaced, the helicopter rescue crew was launched. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter was able to safely land and medevac a 59-year-old woman from Hoonah to Juneau after she was transported from the 965-foot cruise ship Celebrity Millennium to the Hoonah airport. She was transported to Juneau where local emergency medical services were waiting to transfer her to Bartlett Regional Hospital.
Gulf of MexicoShip Collision Shows Risks Faced by Maritime Workers
According to the Associated Press, the F/V Sandy Point, a 163-foot fishing ship operated by Omega Protein Inc., collided with the Eurus London, a 660-foot commercial cargo vessel, shortly before 9 pm on May 20 in the Gulf of Mexico. The collision took place about 8 miles south of Gulfport, Mississippi, near Ship Island. The AP reported that The F/V Sandy Point sank with 16 crew members aboard. Although the U.S. Coast Guard rescued 13 members of the fishing vessel’s crew, search-and-rescue efforts were still under way to find 3 missing crew members. Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard and Mississippi Department of Marine Resources teamed up on the search and rescue operation, and the accident is being investigated