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Tug Crewman Medevaced off Washington

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 25, 2021

Coast Guard photo by Sector Columbia River

Coast Guard photo by Sector Columbia River

An injured mariner was medevaced from a tug 60-miles off Grays Harbor, Wash., last week.

At approximately 2 p.m. on February 18, watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River were notified over VHF-FM channel 16 that a crew member aboard the Crowley pusher tug Commitment had sustained a laceration to the face and eye while working in the vessel's engine room and required medical attention.

At 2:45 p.m., an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew departed from Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., to respond.

The injured man was safely hoisted from the vessel at approximately 3:30 p.m. and then transported to awaiting emergency medical personnel at the sector.

The mariner was in stable condition when transferred from Coast Guard care around 4:15 p.m. and was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Ore.

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