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Injured Crewman Airlifted To Sitka

The Coast Guard airlifted a 53-year old John Harmon, from a 183-foot tanker off the coast of Alaska. The crewman, the vessel’s first assistant engineer, suffered severe injuries to his leg when a deck plate landed on his legs. He was flown to Sitka for emergency medical treatment. The tanker SIERRA and was en route to Richmond, California, when the accident occurred. Coast Guard records indicate the SIERRA is owned by Seariver Maritime, Inc. of Houston, Texas.