Coast Guard Medevacs Patient from Tanker

Friday, May 21, 2004
A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 55-year-old-man from a foreign-flagged tanker ship transiting 225 miles southeast of Nantucket Tuesday night after the vessel's captain reported the man was suffering from cardiac complications. A Jayhawk rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cod arrived on scene shortly after 9 p.m. and hoisted 55-year-old Flavio Simonini from the motor tanker Venice, a 768-foot petroleum oil tanker from Malta. The Jayhawk aircrew, including a Coast Guard flight surgeon, took Simonini, in stable condition, to Hyannis Airport for further transport to Cape Cod Hospital. Simonini's current condition is not known.

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