Box Ship Crewman Medevaced off Virginia

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 28, 2020

An Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hovers over a containership 48 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va. A medevac was requested by the captain of the Zem Shekou after a crew member was found passed out on deck. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

An Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hovers over a containership 48 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va. A medevac was requested by the captain of the Zem Shekou after a crew member was found passed out on deck. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from a containership 48 miles northeast of Virginia Beach, Va., Monday night.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center received a report from the captain of the motor vessel Zim Shekou that a member of the ship's crew was was experiencing symptoms of a potential heart attack. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

An Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew was launched along with an Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircrew.

The Hercules aircrew provided support while the Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the man off the ship and transported him to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital.

(Photo: USCG)

(Photo: USCG)

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