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Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 145 miles east of Cape Cod

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod aircrew medevaced an ill fisherman Saturday evening from 145 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. At around 7:30 p.m., the captain of the 78-foot fishing vessel Little Tootie notified the First District command center that one of his crewmembers was having respiratory troubles. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched and arrived on scene at around 10:30 p.m. Once on scene, the crew hoisted the fisherman to the helicopter. The fisherman was then flown to Air Station Cape Cod where emergency medical services personnel were waiting to transport the 44-year-old man to Falmouth Hospital. The Little Tootie is a scalloper homeported out of Newport News, Virginia. USCG 15:31

Fisherman medivaced from scalloper F/V Ocean Prowler approximately 50 miles east of Nantucket

BOSTON – An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., medically  evacuated a man 50 miles east of Nantucket, Mass., June 30, 2013. The man was  hoisted into the helicopter and transported to Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Mass.  U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Cape Cod. watch video here  F/V Ocean Prowler is owned by Oceans Fleet Fisheries

Coast Guard helps New Bedford vessel sinking off Nantucket

NEW BEDFORD — A  New Bedford fishing vessel, in danger of sinking early Saturday morning, was saved following prompt action from Coast Guard crews. The 84-foot steel dragger Luzitano was around 40 miles southeast of Nantucket, when the crew discovered flooding in the engine room. Coast Guard watchstanders received a distress call from the Luzitano at approximately 4:18 a.m reporting that they were taking on water with seven people aboard. Although the Luzitano had three dewatering pumps onboard, they were not keeping up with the flooding. A Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Falcon Jet crew launched from  to assist the fishermen and delivered two additional pumps to the Luzitano. With the additional pumps the crew was able to keep up with the flooding which resulted from a four-inch hole in the engine room. The Luzitano was making its way to Woods Hole on Saturday where a Coast Guard crew is scheduled to escort them to New Bedford. “This case is a good example on why it is important to contact the Coast Guard immediately,” said Scott Backholm, the command duty officer at Sector Southeastern New England. “The faster we have visibility on a situation the faster our rescue crews can respond.” The Luzitano, built in 1978, is owned by the Hope II, Inc. http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121021/NEWS/210210356/-1/NEWS


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