U S Coast Guard Goes the Extra Miles

uscg-logoelizabethIIIWatchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu received a call from the vessel agent, Tri Marine Group, requesting assistance in transporting a crewmember to emergency medical services. A 36-year-old Panamanian man aboard the fishing vessel Cape Elizabeth III was reportedly suffering symptoms of appendicitis. At 2:05 p.m., JRCC launched an HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Air Station Barbers Point. After a six-hour flight of approximately 3,065 miles, the Hercules crew landed on Kanton Island where they met the patient. The patient was transferred by a helicopter from the Cape Elizabeth III’s sister ship, Cape Horn to Kanton Island. more@uscgnews  20:53

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