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Tanker crewman falls into ship's hold

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2000

KODIAK (AP) -- A tanker crewman suffered multiple injuries Tuesday after falling into a ship's hold while underway in the Pacific Ocean.

A helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak was called to medevac Euseldo Senanin, 22, of the Philippines, after he fell 30 feet into an empty hold on the tanker Hemina. The accident occurred while the tanker was steaming 60 miles south of Sand Point.

Senanin suffered head injuries, two broken legs and possible neck and spinal injuries, Coast Guard officials said.

He was hoisted from the tanker and flown to Sand Point, where he was taken by transport plane to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for treatment. He was reported to be in stable condition.



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