Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducted a medevac of a
38-year-old Filipino man from a car-carrier this (Thursday) morning. The
518-foot Modern Express was about 58 miles south of Kodiak at the time.
reportedly was found disoriented by his shipmates in his cabin late Wednesday.
The shipping company of the vessel contacted the 17th Coast Guard
District command center about 7:45 p.m. reporting Canua was suffering from
symptoms of stroke.
helicopter crew successfully hoisted Canua about 8:48 a.m. this (Thursday)
morning and safely delivered him to awaiting medical personnel in Kodiak, who
transferred him to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center around 9:45 a.m. His
present condition is unknown.
conditions on scene at the time of the hoist included 43 mph winds and 22 foot
seas with light rain.
Korean-flagged vessel was en route from Portland, Oregon, to Busan, South
This is the
second hoist from a freighter in a week for Air Station Kodiak crews. They also
performed a medevac five days ago of a Filipino crewman off the 656-foot
Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel Stellar Harvest 200 miles southwest of Dutch