The captain of the 1200-foot Maersk Eindhoven reported a 53-year-old male crewmember was suffering from cardiac issues 600 miles south of Cold Bay. The captain made best course and speed to Cold Bay so a safe medevac could be conducted.
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew at operating location Cold Bay, Alaska, medevaced the man Thursday evening from themotor vessel Maersk Eindhoven 200 miles south of Cold Bay. The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man and safely transported him to Cold Bay where a LifeMed aircraft crew transported him to Anchorage, Alaska, for further medical care.
“Coordinating a mission 600 miles offshore is challenging,” said Mr. Bud Holden, District 17 command center watchstander. “Our consistant training, and the communication between the Coast Guard and Maersk Eindhoven crew enabled us to safely get this man the care he needed.”