Marine Link
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Man Medevaced from Chinese Research Vessel near Alaska

September 25, 2017

  • U.S. Coast Guard photo
  • U.S. Coast Guard photo
  • U.S. Coast Guard photo U.S. Coast Guard photo
  • U.S. Coast Guard photo U.S. Coast Guard photo

 Man Medevaced from Chinese Research Vessel near Alaska

 
A man with a broken arm was medevaced from the Chinese research vessel Xue Long, 15 nautical miles from Nome, Alaska, Saturday morning.
 
A smallboat crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley embarked the man and transferred him to the Alex Haley for further transfer to Nome.
 
Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders received a relay notification from a Coast Guard liaison to China who reported a Chinese national aboard the Xue Long suffered a broken arm while conducting research in the Arctic Ocean. Watchstanders directed the Xue Long to travel 15 miles offshore from Nome, where the Coast Guard conducted the medevac.
 
“Cooperation between the Coast Guard, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Customs and Border Protection contributed to the success of the medevac,” said Rear Adm. Michael McAllister, Coast Guard District 17 commander. “Partnerships and international cooperation are integral to the Coast Guard’s responsibilities for ensuring safe, secure and environmentally responsible maritime activity in U.S. Arctic waters.”
 
The Alex Haley is a 283-foot cutter homeported in Kodiak, Alaska, deployed in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2017.
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Dec 2017 - The Great Ships of 2017

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News