Back-to-Back Offshore Medevacs on the West Coast

It was a busy weekend for the U.S. Coast Guard along the West Coast, including two medical evacuations from vessels underway offshore.

First, on February 19, 2021, the Coast Guard responded to hails from the 10,000 TEU containership M/V HYUNDAI JUPITER 40 nautical miles to the west of San Luis Obispo, California.  A person aboard the ship had fallen 16 feet and sustained injuries.  At the time of rescue, the person was reportedly in stable condition.  The 27-year-old man was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment.

The day before, the Coast Guard also responded to an emergency medical situation aboard articulated tug barge (ATB) COMMITMENT near Grays Harbor, Washington.  A crewmember suffered cuts to his face and eye while working in the engine room.  The man was airlifted from the vessel and transferred to a hospital in Astoria, Oregon.

Source: The Maritime Executive

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