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Medevac from Chinese Research vessel Xue Long

Coast Guard safely medevaced a man suffering a broken arm from the Chinese research vessel Xue Long, 15 nautical miles from Nome, Alaska, Saturday morning. The smallboat crew transferred the man to the Cutter Alex Haley for transport to Nome.

Coast Guard received a relay notification from a Coast Guard liaison to China who reported a Chinese national aboard the Xue Long suffered a broken arm while conducting research in the Arctic Ocean. Watchstanders directed the Xue Long to travel 15 miles offshore from Nome, where the Coast Guard conducted the medevac.