Coast Guard airlifts injured captain from tanker off N.J.

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The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Sunday after he suffered a leg injury aboard a vessel 356 miles east of Cape May.

At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 5th District watch standers were notified that the captain of the 899-foot-long Almi Voyager motor transport had suffered a leg injury.

An Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched at 9:30 a.m. and met Almi Voyager 47 miles east of Cape May at 10 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. the crew hoisted the captain, and they arrived at Atlantic City Trauma Center at 11:10 a.m.

The captain was last reported in stable condition. Almi Voyager continued to Big Stone Anchorage in Delaware Bay.

By Professional Mariner Staff