Hawes Provides Medical Assistance at Sea

Tuesday, April 03, 2007
The guided missile frigate USS Hawes (FFG 53) provided medical assistance to a Liberian cargo vessel while conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the southern Persian Gulf, March 30. Hawes received a distress call that morning from MV Harmony, a Liberian merchant cargo vessel. A crew member was having chest pains and shortness of breath, so Hawes changed course and increased speed to close the distance. Once Hawes was alongside the Harmony, the ship’s visit, board, search and seizure team boarded the vessel to render aid.

“This was my first time with the boarding team,” said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Stephen Flores. “I wasn’t concerned about my own safety, but was just thinking of the patient.” Flores immediately checked the patient’s vitals and did a full examination, finding that the patient’s heart rate and blood pressure were extremely high. He determined the patient was dehydrated and had a severe infection. Flores administered a saline solution intravenously and a shot of penicillin to stabilize the patient so he could be transferred to a hospital when Harmony entered port later that day.

The Hawes’ boarding team said the crew of the Harmony was friendly and thankful for the help. Upon completion of the medical assistance, another Liberian merchant vessel hailed Hawes via radio to thank the Hawes for their assistance to the Harmony. “This is yet another example of the wide range of actions possible in Maritime Security Operations,” said Hawes’ Commanding Officer Cmdr. Chuck Marks. “Rendering assistance to those in need exemplifies a traditional mission that the U.S. Navy always embraces.”

MSO help set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment, as well as complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations. These operations deny international terrorists use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material.

By Ensign Dan Guinn, USS Hawes Public Affairs

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Imabari to Build 20,000TEU Containerships

Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. announced it has secured newbuild orders with the cooperation of Marubeni Corporation for 11 units of 20,000TEU Ultra-Large Container Carriers,

New Survey Vessel Ordered for the Port of London

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has ordered a new purpose-built survey catamaran, a CTruk MPC19, due to enter service on the river Thames later this year.   The

NAO Secures PSV Contracts with Oil Major

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) informs that it has secured platform supply vessel (PSV) contracts with a major oil company.   NAO’s two new contracts with are for four months firm periods,

Navy

HII Acquires Engineering Solutions Division

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has acquired the Engineering Solutions Division of The Columbia Group, a designer and builder of unmanned underwater vehicles

NASSCO to Christen Third MLP, Lewis B. Puller

Shipbuilder General Dynamics National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. – NASSCO – will christen the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) Saturday, February 7, 2015 in San Diego.

ThyssenKrupp: Submarine Unit Not For Sale

German industrial group ThyssenKrupp is not in talks to sell its submarine unit nor is it in talks to sell its stainless steel unit VDM, its chief executive said on Friday.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 4.6883 sec (0 req/sec)