Coast Guard medevacs crewman burned on cargo ship

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(SEATTLE) — The Coast Guard medevac a cargo ship employee 230 miles off the coast of central Oregon after he sustained burns, Sunday.

The individual was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Ore.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Pacific Area command center received a call from crewmembers aboard the APL Tokyo after their second engineer came into contact with hot oil.

Pacific Area watchstanders contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard District Thirteen command center at approximately 11:30 p.m., Saturday, who began coordinating with the captain of the APL Tokyo and crewmembers from Air Station Astoria, Ore., and Air Station Sacramento to medevac the individual off the ship.

The captain of the APL Tokyo was instructed to bring the ship closer to the Oregon coast.

Crewmembers from Air Station Astoria dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crewmembers from Air Station Sacramento dispatched a C-130 Hercules plane to act as air support.

At approximately 4:10 p.m., both aircrews rendezvoused with the APL Tokyo and the individual was hoisted aboard the Jayhawk.

The individual was reported in stable condition.

By Professional Mariner Staff