USA: Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Engineer from Tanker Ship
A 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May, the US, medevaced a 37-year-old engineer from a tanker ship approximately 23 miles east of Cape May Monday.
Personnel aboard the Angistri, a 600-foot tanker, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 8:15 p.m. Monday, reporting an engineer aboard the ship was injured due to steam burns while in the engine room.
Medium crew responded to the reported distress. Once on scene, the small-boat crew assessed the man’s condition, transferred him aboard the RB-M and transported him back to the station where the patient’s care was transferred to awaiting Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Fire Department crewmembers and local emergency medical personnel. He was later taken to Cape May Regional Hospital and reported to be in stable condition.
Station Cape May operates the Coast Guard’s newest small boat that boasts an improved design, new ergonomics, and enhanced safety features, making boat crews more effective in performing their multiple missions. The RB-M is part of the Coast Guard’s plan to standardize and revitalize its shore-based boat fleet.
Naval Today Staff, February 13, 2013; Image:UCG