USCG airlift seafarer with suspected heart-attack from Wilhelmsen car carrier

USCG airlift seafarer with suspected heart-attack from Wilhelmsen car carrier

US Coast Guard (USCG) personnel on Thursday night airlifted a suspected heart-attack victim from a car carrier off the North Carolina coast, according to The Virginia Pilot’s website.

The man, a crew member on Norwegian car carrier Tijuca (30,089 dwt, built 2008), owned by Wilh. Wilhelmsen, is a 54-year-old Filipino who started having an episode while the ship was 30 miles south of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

USCG rescue crew from the coast guard base Elizabeth City took the man off the 750-foot vessel by helicopter and flew him to Beaufort, North Carolina where local paramedics took him to the Craven Regional Medical Centre in New Bern, pilotonline.com reported.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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