Sick Crewman Medevaced

January 13, 2014  

A 50-year-old crewman aboard Seattle-based, 50-foot PAVLOF became ill and required a Coast Guard medevac for health care, on Jan 9, off Cold Bay, Alaska. The Coast Guard helicopter medevaced the crewman about 55 miles northwest of Cold Bay and transported him to the Cold Bay Clinic, and then on to Anchorage. The man was suffering a staph infection. Weather at the time of his medevac was reported as two-foot seas and 17mph winds.