U.S. Coast Guard MEDEVACs Mariner Aboard M/V Cougar Ace

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M/V Cougar Ace, image (c) Andrew Mackinnon/marinetraffic.com

U.S. Coast Guard rescuers from Newport, Rhode Island conducted a MEDEVAC on Thursday morning of a crewmember from the 654-foot pure truck & car carrier M/V Cougar Ace.

The 48 year old seafarer had suffered an electrical burn to his right hand, according to a statement by the Coast Guard, and a Station Castle Hill 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched and safely brought the injured mariner ashore where he was then brought to the local hospital.

M/V Cougar Ace is somewhat notorious within the maritime community due to a major loss of stability suffered on board the vessel in 2006 while carrying a cargo of nearly 5000 vehicles.  She was conducting a ballast water transfer near the Aleutian Islands when things went bad.

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MV Cougar Ace in 2006, image: USCG

She was eventually salvaged by Titan Salvage and put back into service.