Coast Guard Medevacs 1 from Sailboat in GOM

U.S. Coast Guard
Friday, January 04, 2013
Photo: courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a man from a 64-foot sailboat 200 miles offshore New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday.
 

Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District command center received a call from the son, who reported his stepfather and mother were in distress aboard the sailboat Paradise beset by heavy weather. The son reported the couple were on their way back to Houston after a trip to Cozumel, Mexico. The 8th District watchstanders  reached the Paradise by iridium satellite phone and learned the stepfather had a history of heart disease and reportedly slumped over and was unresponsive. The mother reported they were caught in bad weather and thought her husband had a heart attack.


A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., launched an MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew to the Paradise at approximately 6:15 a.m. and arrived on scene at 9 a.m. The crew safely hoisted the  man and his wife from the sailboat and transfered them to Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans in Belle Chasse. Acadian Emergency Medical Services personnel took the man and his wife to Ochsner Medical Center — West Bank Campus in Gretna.
The MH-60T feature enhanced  multi-mission capabilities and improved reliability for mission performance. Enhanced radar and optical sensors contribute to an improved common operating picture and maritime domain awareness.

 

"This case highlights the success of a new technology for our nation's search-and-rescue mission execution," said Lt. Rob Mackenzie, ATC Mobile MH-60 pilot. "This model really improves our situational awareness and allows us to do things we could not do with the older J model [MH-60J]. With moving maps and the ability to overlay flight plans, everything is crystal clear, makes flying the aircraft much easier."

 

The man's condition was reported as stable upon arrival to Air Station New Orleans.
 

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

Technology

US Navy to Roll out Underwater Spy Satellites

The robotic series that remade crusade in skies will shortly extend to a low sea, with underwater view “satellites,” drone-launching pods on a sea building and unmanned ships sport submarines,

India May Add Japanese Soryu-Class Submarines to its Fleet

India is reportedly considering a project to incorporate six Japanese Soryu-class diesel-electric submarines into its fleet, says The Japan Times.   The Defense

Austal Graduates 48 4-Yr Apprentices

Austal USA combined two classes to graduate a total of 48 members of Austal’s cutting-edge four-year apprenticeship program yesterday at a formal ceremony held at the Arthur R.

Casualties

Scandlines Ferry Back in Service by End June

The damaged Scandlines ferry M/V Prinsesse Benedikte is being repaired at the Polish shipyard Remontowa and is expected to be ready before the end of June 2015.

USCG Flush Ice down River Systems to Facilitate Shipping

The Coast Guard cutter fleet is flushing ice through the Great Lakes river systems to prevent ice jams and facilitate commercial shipping as the shipping season

Greek Ferry Still Stuck

The Greek ferry that ran aground just outside of port on the Aegean Island of Kassos Wednesday night is still stuck. The 227 passengers and 55 crew aboard the

Coast Guard

USNS Spearhead Delivers Materials to Ghana Charities

The U.S. Navy’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) delivered wheelchairs and medical supplies to Ghanaian non-governmental organizations March 26, 2015.

USCG Flush Ice down River Systems to Facilitate Shipping

The Coast Guard cutter fleet is flushing ice through the Great Lakes river systems to prevent ice jams and facilitate commercial shipping as the shipping season

Mediterranean Rescue Operations Strain Shipping

The Wall Street Journal ran a story yesterday describing how the increasing number of seaborne migrants making the journey from Africa to Europe has not only

 
 
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: 0.1613 sec (6 req/sec)