A sick crewman has been successfully airlifted off a bulk carrier in Chesapeake Bay by US Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter.
A call for assistance went out from the 2000-built vessel Evoikos Theo and the MH-60 Jayhawk crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City in North Carolina.
The medevac happened with the vessel just west of Cape Charles on Virginia’s eastern shore.
After being safely hoisted in a rescue basket, the man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.
The 738-foot, Marshall Islands-flagged Evoikos Theo is operated by Greek firm Evripos Shipmanagement. It was travelling from Antwerp in Belgium.