Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews conducted a rescue on the 200-foot trawler, Ocean Peace, around 100 miles northwest of Adak yesterday morning.
A crewmember, 25 year-old Joemar Lontoc, was cleaning a fish processing machine when it was reported to have accidentally activated and severely lacerated his wrist.
The Coast Guard received a report from the Ocean Peace crew Tuesday afternoon requesting assistance.
Coast Guard spokeswoman Charlie Hengen explained the details of the rescue that started Tuesday night and ended Wednesday morning.
— (Rescue "We were launched … medical assistance.")
The rescue took place with weather conditions of blowing snow, one-quarter mile visibility and 30 to 45 mile per hour winds. The temperature was in the low 30’s.