CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. — A man is recovering in the hospital after local Coast Guard crews rescued him from a container ship about 20 nautical miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras Thursday.
A Coast Guard helicopter raced to the ship after the 29-year-old crew member complained of severe abdominal pain.
He was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He is said to be in stable condition.
The Maersk Kleven ship continued en route to the Port of Antwerp, Belgium.