Mariner with cuts, possible concussion medevaced near NC

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

(ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.) — A Coast Guard air crew medevaced a 48-year-old man with a lacerations on his body and possible concussion from a ship about 20 miles south of Hatteras Island on Tuesday.

A crewmember aboard the cargo ship Titania contacted watch standers at the Sector North Carolina Command Center, and reported that an engineer found one of their crewmembers semi-conscious, lying on the deck near a lathe he was operating.

An Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crew launched to medevac the man. He was taken to Greenville Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. His condition was not disclosed.

By Professional Mariner Staff