ANCHORAGE - A Coast Guard aicraft launched from Kodiak Sunday to conduct a medical evacuation of injured three crewmen aboard an oil tanker about 700 miles south of Adak Island.
The Coast Guard received a call Saturday from the master of the 478-foot chemical oil taqnker bum Chin requesting a medevac. Crew aboard the Bum Chin was able to stabilize the conditon of three injured Indian nationals aboard the vessel after they sustained injuries in heavy weather.
One more suffered a broken leg, one a head injury and the third man suffered injuries to his left leg and lower back, according to the Coast Guard.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and HC-130 Hercules airplane were en route from Kodiak to Adak Island Sunday and crews expect to be on scene by 4 p.m. today. The injured men will be transferred by air ambulance to Anchorage for medical treatment.