An Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a man from the "Emek-S", approximately 28 nautical miles southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, in the afternoon of Jan 17, 2018.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from the captain of the "Emek-S" at 3:08 p.m. stating that a crewmember, who was a Turkish citizen, had lost part of his left hand’s middle finger two hours earlier.
The watchstanders notified the Air Station Borinquen flight surgeon, who recommended medevacing the patient as soon as possible to a local hospital in an attempt to reattach the man’s finger.
Upon the Coast Guard’s helicopter arrival on scene, the crew lowered the aircraft’s rescue swimmer to the "Emek-S", who ensured the man was stable and secured to the aircraft rescue litter before he was hoisted to the helicopter.
The Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the man at 4:42 p.m, and safely transported him to the Isla Grande Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was received by awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel and transported to the Centro Medico Hospital for further medical care.
1 crew member dies in oil tanker fire off Gujarat coast
An injured crew member of the oil tanker that caught fire on Wednesday evening died on Thursday even as efforts were on bring the blaze on the ship under control off Gujarat’s Kandla port.
A massive fire broke out in the MT Genessa anchored around 14 nautical miles off Deendayal Port Kandla on Wednesday and all the 26 crew members were rescued. The merchant navy tanker was reportedly carrying 30,000 tonnes of high-speed diesel.
Report with video: https://www.maritime.bg/1...