Cargo Vessel Crewman Medevaced off US East Coast
The U.S. Coast Guard said it medevaced a 41-year-old man from the Teal Arrow, a 544-foot cargo vessel, approximately 50 miles southeast of Charleston, S.C., Tuesday.
An Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted and transported the man to the Charleston Executive Airport where emergency medical services took him to the Medical University of South Carolina for further medical care.
At approximately 4:44 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watchstanders received a medevac request from the Teal Arrow's agent reporting a crew member was suffering from a hand injury. The vessel was 173 miles east of Charleston.
A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a medevac and for the vessel to make best speed toward Charleston. Once the vessel was within distance parameters, the Dolphin crew launched to rendezvous with the Teal Arrow and conduct the medevac.