USCG airlifts sick crewman from bulker in Chesapeake Bay

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.

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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