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The USS San Antonio's medical response team departs on an inflatable boat to provide medical assistance to a sick crew member aboard the Liberian-registered cargo vessel Fernando Sept. 12, 2016. The crew member was transported to the San Antonio and later transferred to a hospital in Oman.

The USS San Antonio's medical response team departs on an inflatable boat to provide medical assistance to a sick crew member aboard the Liberian-registered cargo vessel Fernando Sept. 12, 2016. The crew member was transported to the San Antonio and later transferred to a hospital in Oman. (Jacob Mathews/U.S. Navy)

The USS San Antonio's medical response team departs on an inflatable boat to provide medical assistance to a sick crew member aboard the Liberian-registered cargo vessel Fernando Sept. 12, 2016. The crew member was transported to the San Antonio and later transferred to a hospital in Oman.

The USS San Antonio's medical response team departs on an inflatable boat to provide medical assistance to a sick crew member aboard the Liberian-registered cargo vessel Fernando Sept. 12, 2016. The crew member was transported to the San Antonio and later transferred to a hospital in Oman. (Jacob Mathews/U.S. Navy)

The USS San Antonio's medical response team departs on an inflatable boat to provide medical assistance to a sick crew member aboard the Liberian-registered cargo vessel Fernando Sept. 12, 2016.

The USS San Antonio's medical response team departs on an inflatable boat to provide medical assistance to a sick crew member aboard the Liberian-registered cargo vessel Fernando Sept. 12, 2016. (Jacob Mathews/U.S. Navy)

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio transits through the Gulf of Oman in 2009.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio transits through the Gulf of Oman in 2009. (Jason Zalasky/U.S. Navy)

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio responded to a medical emergency involving a Polish crewmember of a cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden, the Navy said in statement Wednesday.

The warship responded to a distress call about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said. The medical team boarded the Liberian-flagged motor vessel Fernando to provide assistance to the crewmember who was then transported to San Antonio for further medical assistance.

The team determined that the crewmember needed hospital care and coordinated a medical evacuation to a hospital in Oman for treatment.

San Antonio is one of three ships that make up the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, which along with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is currently deployed to the Fifth and Sixth Fleet areas of responsibility.

Since 2012, Fifth Fleet ships have provided assistance to mariners in distress on more than 30 separate occasions.

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