On two occasions, US Coast Guard medevacs two sailors
from two different vessels, one suffering from symptoms of appendicitis, a
woman crew member and the other one was suffering from concussion-like
On Sunday, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted
a sailor from the deck of the destroyer USS Momsen off the
coast of Santa Barbara and took her to shore for treatment.
At about 1730 hours on Sunday, Coast Guard Sector
LA-Long Beach was notified of a crewmember who was suffering from symptoms of
appendicitis aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Momsen. Watchstanders
dispatched an MH-65 helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San
Francisco to transport the woman to a hospital. The helicopter crew
arrived on scene, lifted the crewmember on board and transported her to Santa
Barbara Cottage Hospital. She was reported to be in stable condition.
On Monday, the USCG medevaced a 27-year-old crewmember
from the newly built ro/ro Hoegh Trotter off the coast of
Palm Beach, Florida.
At 1115 hours,
watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call from the Trotter reporting
that a crewmember was suffering from concussion-like symptoms. A Coast
Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet response boat crew rendezvoused with the Trotter and
transported the man to shore, where emergency medical services were waiting.
EMS personnel took him to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach for