Skip to main content

Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman near Chignik, Alaska (F/V Venture)

Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak conducts helico...
Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak conducts helicopter training (Photo credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an ailing fisherman from the 46-foot fishing vessel Venture in Aniakchak Bay 35 miles northeast of Chignik Friday.

Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders received a call from the crew of the Chignik-based fishing vessel at 12:30 p.m. requesting a medevac for the man who was reportedly suffering from cardiac complications. The duty Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and recommended the medevac. The Coast Guard launched the rescue helicopter crew from Kodiak within about 30 minutes of the request.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene with the fishing vessel Venture at 3:28 p.m., safely hoisted the 58-year-old crewmember aboard the rescue helicopter and delivered him to emergency medical services in Port Heiden at 4:35 p.m. He was further medevaced to Anchorage by a Guardian Flight air ambulance.

"In a medevac case like this time is crucial," said Lt. Sarah Morin, a search and rescue controller with the District 17 command center in Juneau. "We work with our emergency medical partners throughout Alaska to get patients to locations where they can receive the level of care they need as quickly as possible. In this case it was decided that it was best to medevac the man to Port Heiden to meet a Guardian air ambulance for rapid transport to a higher level of medical care in Anchorage rather than for the helicopter to take him to Kodiak."

Popular posts from this blog

Crabbers get a boost in bairdi Tanner quotas

LAINE WELCH Image via Wikipedia FISHERIES Published: November 7th, 2009 10:10 PM Last Modified: November 7th, 2009 10:12 PM KODIAK -- Kodiak and Alaska Peninsula crabbers got some good news last week -- bigger catch quotas for bairdi Tanner crab, a mid-January fishery important to local economies. Bairdi are the larger cousins of the better-known opilio Tanners, or snow crab. The bairdi boost stems from a big pulse of new crab recruits that biologists have been tracking for years. "That is what's fueling the increase in the harvest this year. We're just getting the very beginning of that year class," said......... http://www.adn.com/money/welch/story/1004091.html

Tender "Lonestar" rolls over in the Mouth of the Igushik River (fishery closed)

The Tender "Lonestar" has Capsized in the Mouth of the Igushik River 2:00 PM SUN JUNE 30, 2013 By MIKE MASON A large vessel, used to transport sockeye salmon from the fishing grounds to a processing facility, has capsized in the mouth of one of the major salmon producing rivers in Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.... http://kdlg.org/post/tender-lonestar-has-capsized-mouth-igushik-river SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013 Trouble in Bristol Bay The Alaska Department of Fish and Game shut down the local setnet fishery after a salmon tender, the Lonestar, sank this morning in the mouth of the Igushik River....... http://deckboss.blogspot.com/2013/06/trouble-in-bristol-bay.html Coast Guard responding to partially submerged vessel near Dillingham, Alaska Date: June 30, 2013 District 17 Public Affairs Detachment Kodiak KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a fishing vessel near the mouth of the Igushik River, Sunday. The Coast Guard is de

Danish commandos 'monitoring hippies' on Arctic offshore rig #artcticloons

Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr Alaska Dispatch | May 31, 2011 Armed Danish commandos have (possibly) been summoned to monitor Earth-loving "hippies" clinging to the underbelly of an Arctic deepwater oil rig  off the coast of Greenland , sources say. The environmental non-governmental group  Greenpeace  has published  statements and  video  showing its activists aboard two ships that are attempting to "interfere" with oil exploration going on in the Davis Strait, 100 miles west of Greenland. This business has in turn prompted the Kingdom of Denmark to launch two ships and a few helicopters to monitor the Greenpeace interference. The  Leiv Eriksson  is the source of all this Arctic bait and switch. British oil company  Cairn Energy  is attempting to drill four wells at depths of at least 5,000 feet this summer in "iceberg-strewn sea" with the 53,000-ton offshore oil rig, which has made its way to Arctic waters after a month of failed attempts by Green