Captain of Fishing Vessel Medevaced

Early the morning of June 11, the crew of F/V FLYING OCEAN contacted Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak requesting medevac, stating that they had taken aboard the captain of F/V PROVIDENCE, who had suffered a hand injury near Chignik, Alaska, and that they were headed toward Kodiak. The Coast Guard launched a helicopter at 4:35 a.m. in order to airlift the captain to Kodiak, where emergency medical care awaited. The PROVIDENCE captain was reported to be in stable condition.

The Coast Guard commended the crew of FLYING OCEAN for being Good Samaritans and for shortening the Coast Guard rescue response time by heading toward Kodiak with the injured man.

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