The Coast Guard medevaced a man from the 254 foot fish processing vessel, Phoenix, approximately 50 miles north of Cold Bay Monday.
The initial medevac request from Phoenix came in at 10:41 a.m. Monday. The master reported that a crew member was experiencing stroke-like symptoms. A Coast Guard helicopter from the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley hoisted the 62-year-old crewman from the 254-foot fish processor, Phoenix, at 3:10 p.m. in testing conditions with winds to 40 mph. and 10-foot seas. The patient was flown to Cold Bay and placed in the care of an air ambulance crew.
Any injury or sickness at sea can become serious if not treated responsibly and in accordance with the relevant laws. An experienced attorney and investigators can determine if the laws might have been broken and work to make sure the injured seaman gets the compensation they deserve.