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PADET Baltimore Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

July 12, 2012


Contact: Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore

Email: Jonathan.B.Lindberg@uscg.mil

Office: (410) 576-2541

Coast Guard medevacs ship's master in Annapolis Harbor, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard medevaced a 59-year-old man from a 623-foot freight ship that was anchored in the Annapolis Harbor, Thursday.

A representative contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders on behalf of the vessel at approximately 11 a.m. reporting the master of the Sanko Mineral and required medical assistance.

"The vessel's representative played a critical role in relaying the master's distress to the Coast Guard," said Lt. j.g. Benjamin Aaronson, a Sector Baltimore command duty officer.

A boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis arrived on scene and transferred the man aboard. The master was transported back to the station and transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel and taken to Anne Arundel County Medical Center in Annapolis.

"We were able to give him emergency oxygen while we were transiting back to the station," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Whitlow, an emergency medical technician certified boatcrew member of Station Annapolis. "This is an immediate treatment we were able to administer for his survival."

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