Deck Watch gives thanks

 

Fall items remind a person it is a time to give thanks during this holiday season. Image courtesy of Google Images.

Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio program featuring Coast Guard news across the state. The feature this week is an interview with Lt. Phil Whitmore who survived a paragliding accident in May and why he and his family are especially thankful this holiday season.

To listen to Deck Watch, click here.

Here’s what happened across the state:

Nov. 18 – A Kodiak-based MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 62-year-old crewman from the 855-foot container ship Maer Phoenicium south of Cold Bay. Coast Guard watchstanders received a call from container ship crew requesting a medevac. The man was reportedly suffering from a severed finger on his left hand. The Dolphin crew hoisted the patient from the vessel and safely took him to Cold Bay. The man was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel who transported him to Anchorage for further medical assistance.

Nov. 19 – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two men from a 15-foot skiff taking on water 28 miles southwest of Sitka. The rescue crew arrived on scene and while talking with the men via radio, the vessel capsized. The rescue swimmer deployed and helped hoist the two men. The men were flown to Sitka and safely transferred to awaiting emergency medical with no reported injuries.

Nov. 20 – A Coast Guard Station Juneau small boat crew rescued two people and their dog from an 18-foot skiff in Auke Bay. Sector Juneau watchstanders received a phone call from a concerned friend reporting his friends and dog were aground on Coghlan Island in Auke Bay. The 25-foot Response Boat—Small crew arrived on scene and safely took the two people and dog aboard. They were taken to Auke Bay Harbor with no reported injuries.

Nov. 21 – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 23-year-old crewman from the 958-foot Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Shagangfirst Power to Cold Bay. Coast Guard watchstanders received a radio call from the bulk carrier crew reporting the crewman was suffering from abdominal pain. The Dolphin rescue crew safely hoisted the patient and flew him to Cold Bay. He was transferred to Cold Bay clinic emergency medical personnel.

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