Taiwanese containership crewman medevaced
An injured crew member onboard a flagged Taiwanese container ship was rescued about six miles from San Francisco Bay, the U.S. on Friday evening. Coast Guard reported.
San Francisco Vessel Traffic Service personnel contacted San Francisco Coast Guard Sector watchkeepers, claiming a 1.092-foot container crew member Yang Ming Unanimity had dropped and hit his head on the ship's radar mast causing a laceration on his forehead as the ship left for its next port call in Japan.
Watchkeepers from Sector San Francisco launched a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin to medevac the crewmember.
Once on the scene, the rescue swimmer was lowered to the container ship by the Dolphin crew to evaluate the individual.
The helicopter crew then lowered a rescue bucket to hoist the crew member into the aircraft and transported him to the Palo Alto Medical Center at Stanford University.
It was confirmed that the Taiwanese national, 32, is in a stable condition.
Maritime Business World