A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boat crew medevaced an ailing mariner from fishing vessel SV Velvet 16 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, Tuesday.
The boat crew transported the man to local emergency medical personnel in Ketchikan.
Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a request for help from a crew member aboard fishing vessel SV Velvet reporting the captain was experiencing a medical emergency. Sector Juneau launched a Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat – Medium with an emergency medical technician aboard to assist.
Weather on scene was reported as clear, calm and 36 degrees.