USCG airlift ailing crewman from bulker offshore Massachusetts

USCG airlift ailing crewman from bulker offshore Massachusetts

A US Coast Guard (USCG) search and rescue team medevaced a crewman from a bulk carrier about 130 miles off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the USCG announced.

The 28-year-old Ukrainian man aboard the Alice Oldendorff was reported to have stomach pains and USCG crews aboard an HC-144a Casa and a MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter responded to help.

The cargo ship, based in Portugal, was en route from Canada to New York but redirected towards Cape Cod to facilitate a speedier airlift.

While the plane crew provided communications cover, the helicopter successfully removed the crewman. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis for treatment.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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