A crewmember reportedly experiencing stroke-like symptoms was medevaced from the bulk carrier Kang
Hong in the Annapolis anchorage Tuesday.
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Annapolis was deployed in response to reports from the Hong Kong flagged bulker that the ailing crew member was in need of medical assistance. Two paramedics from Anne Arundel County Fire
Department accompanied the RBM crew.
The U.S. Coast Guard removed
the crewmember from the ship and transported him back to Station Annapolis, where he was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center via ambulance.
"The communication and cooperation between our fellow life-saving agencies in cases like this one helped us conduct a timely response,” said Seaman Colt Coffman, coxswain for the case. “The vessel also maintained good radio communication on Channel 16, which kept us well aware of their location and the situation throughout the medevac.”