Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel near Hobucken, NC

45 Hobucken, N.C.HOBUCKEN, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Monday off a fishing vessel near Hobucken.

Coast Guard Station Hobucken watchstanders were notified at approximately 1 a.m. Monday that the captain of the fishing vessel Master Joseph, homeported out of Bayboro, was reportedly disoriented and had temporarily lost consciousness.

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew  launched at approximately 1:30 a.m. and arrived on scene at approximately 2 a.m.

The crew medevaced and transferred the captain back to R.E. Mayo Seafood in Hobucken, where EMS personnel took him to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.

“The crew of the Master Joseph had the knowledge to handle the situation and how to bring the fishing boat back into port today,” said Chief Petty Officer Kenneth Grande, officer-in-charge of Station Hobucken. “Their efforts greatly aided our Coast Guard crew in the rescue.”

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