Coast Guard medevacs Navy midshipman in Chesapeake Bay

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  1. Luigi59

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    Coast Guard medevacs Navy midshipman in Chesapeake Bay

    Jul 31st, 2009 by cgnews.

    BALTIMORE - The Coast Guard medevaced a midshipman after responding to a call from a Navy training vessel in the Chesapeake Bay Friday.

    A crewmember on a 44-foot Navy sailboat contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at 3:37 p.m., via marine-band radio reporting an injured 22-year-old Navy midshipman that reportedly struck his head against the boom during training in the Chesapeake Bay.

    A crew on a 41-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md. arrived on scene at 4:16 p.m. The crew then transferred the man to the rescue boat and transported him to Annapolis City Dock where he was met by local EMS and then taken to a shock trauma center in Baltimore.

    “The U.S. Naval Academy very much appreciates the timely assistance of our U.S. Coast Guard colleagues this afternoon,” said Cmdr. Joe Carpenter, a U.S. Naval Academy spokesman. “The professionalism of these fellow mariners was displayed today as they helped transfer one of our injured shipmates so that he could receive medical treatment. The Navy and Coast Guard have operated together throughout our nation’s history and this was another example of the strong bond and respect our services have for one another.”

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    CG doing their job, I hope the mid is okay. There were a lot of storms yesterday.
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Never a good idea to take one to the face.

    Had that happen twice on a much smaller boat....my partner came about, and I got hit in the face, was handing on my my feet, and as I finally pulled the upper half of my body back in the boat, whoooommm, right back in the face, the second time had me flying into the water.
     
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    Thank you Coast Guard for your assistance!

    Is almost 40 minutes a regular response time? Please realize I am totally ignorant of all things water related... I'm not bashing anyone, just trying to gain knowledge.

    Please don't fry me, just help me understand. :redface:
     
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    Yeah...

    Wanna see me involuntarily duck?

    Just holler: "PREPARE TO COME ABOUT!" :eek:
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Yes.


    And that's on the good end sometimes. In a 41' boat, you're going around land, so obviously that takes some time. You have a team always on call, but still, they aren't sitting in the boat with the engines running, so that can add some time. And then, you have the distance to cover for the response....with of course adds more time.

    This case was relatively close to land....imagine being hundreds and hundreds of miles off the coast....especially out of the range of helos....and you need help....ships going 20 kts, and you're 400 miles out....not hare math to do there, right?

    That is why having a plan while your at sea is important, have an EPIRB, safety equipment, and training. Rescues are automatic...and the elements are against you.
     
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    Thanks! I only understood about 90% of what you said, but I got the big picture!

    Safety first! Rescues take time... :thumb:
     
  8. rjcuga

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    shoot, I just left station Annapolis 4 days before this happen from my summer training

    How funny would it have been to have a CG cadet rescue a naval cadet.

    Depending on when sector decides to call the station, and where the distressed vessel is, the time can vary. Most of the time is traveling on the water. However, the response time from the people in the station to the boat getting under way from the call from sector can be under 3 minutes.
     

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