Israeli crewmember medevaced near Cold Bay

Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

KODIAK - A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew based in Kodiak on Monday safely medevaced an Israeli crewmember off the 964-foot container ship Zim Haifa about 97 miles east of Cold Bay.

Aleksey Tabachnikov, 48, reportedly injured his left hand after a valve dropped on it.

The helicopter crew safely hoisted Tabachnikov about 3 p.m. and transferred him to Cold Bay, where he was transferred to the Cold Bay medical clinic. He was reported in stable condition.

The Zim Haifa is dry cargo Israeli-flagged vessel and was transiting from South Korea to the Panama Canal.

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