Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Tanker Ship Off NC Coast

The Coast Guard medevaced a 54-year-old crewmember Sunday from a tanker ship approximately 20 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.

The master of the 576-foot Pennsylvania notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 9:17 p.m. Saturday stating a crewmember was suffering from chest pain and needed medical attention.

Sector watchstanders launched a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday, hoisted the man and took him back to the air station. The man was transferred to an ambulance crew and taken to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.


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