USCG evacuates injured crewman from bulker off Pacific Northwest

USCG evacuates injured crewman from bulker off Pacific Northwest

A crewman with an injured right arm was medevacked from a bulk carrier off the Pacific Northwest by US Coast Guard helicopter.

The 23-year-old man had fallen from a ladder on the 2007-built Global Saikai and the ship made a call for assistance while about 170 miles offshore.

US Coast Guard Sector Columbia River dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Warrenton, Oregon, to airlift the man ashore to Air Station Astoria from where medical staff took him to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.

The 618-foot Global Saikai was en route from Longview, Washington to Kashima, Japan, when the incident happened.

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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