Around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, a 31-year-old crew-member aboard F/V AMERICAN TRIUMPH began experiencing a severe allergic reaction. The vessel contacted Health Force, which recommended medical evacuation by the United States Coast Guard.
Coast Guard Command launched a helicopter from Forward Operating Location Cold Bay, Alaska. The rescue crew reached the vessel 101 miles northwest of Cold Bay and hoisted the mariner at 10:00 p.m. She was ultimately transported to Anchorage for treatment.
This incident demonstrates the dangers faced by commercial fishermen, both working aboard fishing vessels and in accessing emergency medical assistance following an injury. BoatLaw, LLP has represented commercial fishermen throughout the pacific northwest for over forty years. The firm’s admiralty lawyers have a unique understanding of the perils faced by these mariners.
Source: Alaska Native News