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On Tuesday, January 29, at 9:45 pm police received a call from the Grey Shark, a 330-foot Panamanian registered commercial cargo ship anchored in the New York Harbor between the Verrazano Bridge and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, to report that Captain Aly Akl ,the 60 year old Egyptian skipper, had suffered a heart attack.

NYPD Harbor, with tactical medic Detective Robert Brager, a tactical medic of the Emergency Services Unit on board deployed to the Grey Shark, where the medic boarded to treat the aided.

After stabilizing the captain, Detective Brager, along with Harbor Unit personnel, decided that the safest, and quickest, way to get the patient off the ship to a hospital would be to airlift him off.

Source: The Yeshiva World News

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