Bulk Carrier Crew Member Injured in Fall from Ship’s Crane Off Puerto Rico

A Chinese crew member of the bulk carrier Bunun Hero had to be medevaced from the vessel in the Atlantic Ocean off Puerto Rico after being injured in a fall from the ship's crane, the Coast Guard said. U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received the medevac request at 5 p.m., Monday from the Panamanian-flagged ship for a 20-year-old crewmember, who sustained … [Read more...]

Three Medevaced from Bulk Carrier Off Oregon Coast with Burn Injuries

Three crewman suffering from burns and a broken leg were airlifted from a bulk carrier Thursday approximately 52 miles west of the Columbia River Bar. The three injured were medevaced from the 623-foot Cyprus-flagged bulk carrier MV Almasi. According to the Coast Guard, the crewmembers suffered injuries consistent with chemical burns and one had a broken leg following an … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Passenger Injured by Champagne Cork on Norwegian Cruise Liner

Norwegian Cruise Lines' Norwegian Gem was caught in a tricky situation last Wednesday night while trying to evacuate a passenger who was suffering from an eye injury caused by a flying champagne cork. The cruise ship was rapidly drifting sideways near the Verrazano Bridge Narrows directly toward an anchored tanker while the New York Fire Department's fireboat Fire Fighter II … [Read more...]