UPDATE: Rescue response to get injured man off ship at Terminal 5

8:10 PM: Big Seattle Fire response for Terminal 5 – the first crews to arrive are telling dispatch that someone has a head injury and needs to be pulled out from “inbetween cargo containers.”

8:19 PM: The victim is aboard the cargo ship that’s at Terminal 5 right now (that would be MSC Monterey). Radio exchanges indicate the firefighters are facing tricky logistics to get to him.

8:29 PM: They’ve told dispatch the victim is a 51-year-old man hit from above with a heavy object. He’s described as “alert and oriented.” They’re working toward being able to lift him off the ship. (added) The incident commander tells dispatch that may take another 20 minutes or so.

8:43 PM: Dispatch has just been told “patient extracted.” (added) SFD medics are taking the victim to Harborview.

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Rescue response to get injured man off ship at Terminal 5"

  • CarDriver January 31, 2022 (8:45 pm)

    Injury to ship crewman or longshoreman??

    • WSB January 31, 2022 (8:52 pm)

      Don’t know, they haven’t said.

  • Menber January 31, 2022 (9:58 pm)


  • Tylenol February 1, 2022 (6:49 am)

    The port is crazy dangerous. The biggest threat is usually someone else. Either they can’t perform their duties physically/mentally or they or someone else is high on drugs. No accountability for the latter. Don’t get it wrong not everyone is doing drugs down there, most don’t, but if you are a Longshoreman and reading this, you know what I am talking about. Nevertheless, I hope my brother is doing ok. I’m sure I will hear about it. Keep your head on a swivel!

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