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Serious Injury aboard F/V America’s Finest

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured crew man from the fish processing vessel, America’s Finest, approximately 92 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor Thursday.

A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the injured crew man from 262-foot fish processor America’s Finest at 12:52 p.m. and flew the patient to Dutch Harbor to the care of LifeMed personnel. Heavy freezing spray had made the rescue more difficult.

The medevac request from America’s Finest came at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The master reported a crew member had sustained serious injuries to his foot 20 miles west of St. George Island. Such injuries may be found to be caused by some fault covered by Jones Law that entitles the injured crew to compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. A qualified attorney with skill and specific Jones Law experience can help recover appropriate monetary compensation in such cases.

Coast Guard launched its helicopter while America’s Finest made way toward Dutch Harbor. Also, a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Kodiak launched to join the rescue and provide support.

by Tom Evans, Injury at Sea.

Tom Evans is a SEATTLE MARITIME INJURY LAWYER handling all aspects of maritime injury at sea… including shore side situations.
Injury at Sea Seattle Maritime injury attorneys provide legal representation worldwide for injured fishermen, deckhands, officers, merchant mariners, factory trawlers, crabbers, ferry workers, longshore, all branches of the merchant marines, cruise ship, oil rig workers and recreational boater injuries. Also including longliners, deckhands, processor, factory workers (in the factory and on the trawler) coastguard licensed
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