The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man after an explosion onboard a tanker 30-miles northwest of Tampa Bay at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received a distress call at about 3:15 p.m. from the 614-foot German-flagged motor vessel BW Herdis reporting that a 56-year-old Kiribati crewmember had been injured after a hydraulic line exploded while the crew was raising the ship's anchor.
A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., was immediately launched and they safely hoisted the man at about 5 p.m.
U.S. Coast Guard video/Air Station Clearwater.
Tags: USCG, US Coast Gurad, Medevac, Florida, HH-60, Jayhawk
Location: Clearwater, Florida, United States (load item map)
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