A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman medevaced a crewmember from the DS Patriot, a 996-foot long container vessel, approximately 58 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor Wednesday night.
Watchstanders from Marine Safety Unit Dutch Harbor received an email from the crew of the DS Patriot requesting the medevac of a 33-year-old man reportedly suffering symptoms of pneumonia.
The MH-65 helicopter crew hoisted the man and transported him to Dutch Harbor. The man was then transferred to EMS personal and flown to Anchorage for further treatment.
“Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter crews often deploy aboard flight deck equipped cutters throughout Alaska,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Amy Canny, a watchstander at 17th District Command Center. “They are valuable assets that help us respond to mariners in distress throughout the state.”
The weather on scene was reported as 17 mph winds and 6-foot seas.