An ailing crewmember was medevaced off an Indian-flagged bulk carrier Thursday near Pointe a la Hache, La., the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 10 a.m. stating a man was unresponsive due to unknown circumstances aboard Great Eastern’s Kamsarmax bulker Jag Arnav.
Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, which arrived at the scene at approximately 11 a.m., hoisted the crewmember and transferred him to Plaquemines Medical Center in Port Sulphur. The crew member is reportedly in critical condition.
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