The Coast Guard medevac’d a 26-year-old fisherman from the fishing vessel Pacific Star approximately 74 miles southeast of the city of Kodiak, Saturday.
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the injured fisherman and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the Kodiak Airport.
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received the call for assistance at approximately 11:03 a.m. Saturday morning from the operator of the 79-foot Pacific Star that a deckhand had been struck in the head by deck rigging and needed medical attention. Watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac. The Jayhawk helicopter crew was dispatched to the scene.
Weather on scene was reported as 6-foot seas with 29 mph winds
An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Forward Operating Location Cordova rescued two fishermen approximately 17 miles southwest of Cordova, after their fishing vessel became disabled and adrift Friday.
The Jayhawk crew hoisted the fishermen from the fishing vessel Sunrise and transported them to Cordova.
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a request for assistance from the fishermen after their 26-foot fishing vessel became disabled and adrift near Strawberry Channel. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted the rescue helicopter crew who were airborne and in the area on a training mission.
Marine Safety Unit Valdez has issued a notice to mariners of the disabled vessel and continues to monitor the situation as the owner makes arrangements for retrieval.
Weather on scene was reported as 6-foot seas, rain with 17 mph winds.