The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center received a call on March 21st at approximately 3:40 p.m. from the captain of the towing vessel PACIFIC TITAN. It was reported that during a towing operation, a 30-year-old crewmember had sustained a head injury. The vessel was located near Pennock Island, Alaska at the time of the incident.
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew was dispatched from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan and arrived on the scene of the accident at 4:19 p.m. The injured worker was transported to awaiting EMS personnel in Ketchikan, Alaska.
“Good communication with the Pacific Titan and the Station Ketchikan boat crew ensured proper coordination for the medevac,” said Coast Guard Search and Rescue Controller David Berg, a civilian watchstander at the Sector Juneau command center. “We were able to conduct the medevac efficiently so the patient could receive a higher level of medical care.”