Coast Guard airlifts injured crewman from containership off S.C.


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

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Facility Charleston hoisted an injured man off a containership 78 miles east of Charleston on Thursday.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended the medevac after watchstanders in the Sector Charleston command center were notified the crewman’s eye was injured while he was performing his duties aboard the ship Northern Dexterity.

A Charleston helicopter crew flew to the ship, hoisted the man and transported him to the Medical University of South Carolina for further treatment. He was in stable condition at the time of the transfer.

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By Professional Mariner Staff