Man medevaced from tanker off NC coast


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Coast Guard medevaced a 54-year-old man from a tanker 20 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras Sunday morning.

The crew of the 576-foot tanker Pennsylvania contacted the Coast Guard around 9:17 p.m. Saturday reporting that one of their crew was experiencing chest pains and needed medical attention, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City responded to the vessel, which was 20 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.

The helicopter crew met with the Pennsylvania just after midnight and hoisted the 54-year-old from the ship.

The man was taken to the Elizabeth City Coast Guard air station where he was transported by ambulance to the Albemarle Hospital for treatment. The Coast Guard has not released the man’s condition.

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