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F/V OPTIMUS Crewman Medevaced for Laceration Injury

According to reports, on June 10, about 90 miles south of Seward, Alaska, a 28-year-old crewman aboard OPTIMUS suffered a serious laceration from a fish hook, serious enough that the Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a four-hour window for the medevac via Coast Guard helicopter to Anchorage for treatment. The medevac was completed in 2-1/2 hours.

OPTIMUS is 58 feet long and hails out of Sitka. Weather at the time was 10mph hour winds and four-foot seas.