Coast Guard pulls sick crewman from tanker off Long Island
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has evacuated a sick crewmember from an oil and chemical tanker off Long Island.
A Coast Guard helicopter plucked the 44-year-old man from the Greek-flagged Minerva Grace around 10:30 p.m. Friday.
He was suffering abdominal pain.
The man was flown to Kennedy Airport and taken by ambulance to a hospital. His condition wasn’t immediately available.
A ship tracking site says the 600-foot vessel sailed from Saint John, New Brunswick to New York last week.