The Coast Guard medevaced an injured crewman from the fish processing vessel, America’s Finest, approximately 92 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor Thursday.
A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the injured crew man from 262-foot fish processor America’s Finest at 12:52 p.m. and flew the patient to Dutch Harbor to the care of LifeMed personnel. Heavy freezing spray had made the rescue more difficult.
The medevac request from America’s Finest came at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The master reported a crew member had sustained serious injuries to his foot 20 miles west of St. George Island. Such injuries may be found to be caused by some fault covered by Jones Law that entitles the injured crew to compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. A qualified attorney with skill and specific Jones Law experience can help recover appropriate monetary compensation in such cases.
The US Coast Guard launched its helicopter while America’s Finest made way toward Dutch Harbor. Also, a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Kodiak launched to join the rescue and provide support.