Researcher on board Chinese Vessel medevaced by U.S. Coast Guard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) Members of the Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley medevaced a man on board a Chinese research vessel.

The Coast Guard says the man was on the Xue Long, about 15 nautical miles outside of Nome.

"Watchstanders received a relay notification from a Coast Guard liaison to china who reported a Chinese national aboard the Xue Long suffered a broken arm while conducting research in the arctic ocean," according to a release from the Coast Guard.

The Alex Haley is a 283-foot cutter based in Kodiak.

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