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Coast Guard medevac man 80 nm southwest of Tampa

Coast Guard medevac man 80 nm southwest of Tampa
Archive image: Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Florida. — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., conduct sling-loading training with the DHL Disaster Response Teams (DRT) in support of United Nation initiatives for suppling Caribbean countries in time of disasters.
The Coast Guard has supported several humanitarian missions around the world including the tsunami disaster in the Pacific Ocean.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Brandyn Hill.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevac a 34-year-old crewmember from the cruise ship, Serenade of the Seas, 80 nautical miles west of Tampa, Thursday.

An​ Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater​ MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter (MRRaircrew​ flew the man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition.

A Serenade of the Seas crewmember reported to​ Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders the man was suffering from abdominal pain.

Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended the man be brought ashore.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater  medevac a 34-year-old crewmember from the cruise ship Serenade of the Seas 80 nautical miles west of Tampa, Mar. 10, 2022.
The Coast Guard encourages all mariners to have reliable forms of communication in the event of emergencies.
U.S. Coast Guard video.
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast.
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“This situation was an outstanding example of the how our watchstanders and aircrews work together to respond to any and all calls for help at sea.” said Chief Warrant Officer Jonathon Trude, Sector St. Petersburg watchstander, “The ability of watchstanders in St. Petersburg to assess the situation, recognize the proximity of the Serenade and launch the aircraft resulted in a positive outcome.”

The Coast Guard encourages all mariners to have reliable forms of communication in the event of emergencies.

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