Cormorant enroute to Medevac two crewmembers

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A Canadian Forces Cormorant helicopter from 103 Search and Rescue Squadron in Gander, along with a CC-130 Hercules from 413 Squadron in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, have been tasked to carry out a medical evacuation (Medevac) of two crewmembers on board a vessel located approximately 200 nautical miles east of Hibernia.
Two of the crewmembers are reported to be suffering from injuries sustained on the vessel and will be airlifted to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's.

Organizations: Health Sciences Centre

Geographic location: Gander, Greenwood, Nova Scotia Hibernia St. John's

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  • Spanky
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Should companies operating these vessels pay at least part of the cost of these medevacs ? Some operators of some of these vessels lease these vessels for $500,000 per day and make enormous profits.

    Should it be expected that some emergencies will occur (and reoccur) in the course of doing this business ? Or should Canadian taxpayers foot the bills of having these employees regularly medevac'd much the same as, say for example, a one-time mechanical failure of an aircraft ?

    Sounds like someone is getting subsidized routine medical services to me.

  • bob
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Am very thankful for our great search & rescue teams but am wondering who pays for these operations offshore especially for foreign ship injuries & rescue of sailors on sinking ships? Does the canadian taxpayer foot the bill or do those ships involved have insurance to cover such events? Our sarcs out of gander do a fantastic job.

  • Spanky
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    Should companies operating these vessels pay at least part of the cost of these medevacs ? Some operators of some of these vessels lease these vessels for $500,000 per day and make enormous profits.

    Should it be expected that some emergencies will occur (and reoccur) in the course of doing this business ? Or should Canadian taxpayers foot the bills of having these employees regularly medevac'd much the same as, say for example, a one-time mechanical failure of an aircraft ?

    Sounds like someone is getting subsidized routine medical services to me.

  • bob
    July 01, 2010 - 19:54

    Am very thankful for our great search & rescue teams but am wondering who pays for these operations offshore especially for foreign ship injuries & rescue of sailors on sinking ships? Does the canadian taxpayer foot the bill or do those ships involved have insurance to cover such events? Our sarcs out of gander do a fantastic job.