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Bulk Carrier Captain Medevaced Off Louisiana

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew medevacs the captain of the motor vessel Peridot near Southwest Pass, Louisiana, on Feb. 6, 2023. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

Bulk Carrier Captain Medevaced Off Louisiana

Mike Schuler
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February 7, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced the captain of a Panama-flagged bulk carrier approximately four miles offshore Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 12:23 p.m. on VHF-FM channel 16 from the crew of the M/V Peridot stating their captain was experiencing dizziness and chest pain. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew to assist.

The aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the captain, and transferred him to University Medical Center in New Orleans, where he was last reported to be in stable condition.

Some video from the medevac is below:

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