Coast Guard pulls sick crewman from tanker off Long Island

August 4, 2018

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.

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