Coast Guard medically evacuates man from ship in Lower Bay

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard News
NEW YORK – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew medically evacuated a crewmember from the motor vessel Nord Inspiration anchored in New York Harbor’s Lower Bay this afternoon.,

Coast Guard Sector New York received a report just before noon that a 46 year-old-man, a crewmember aboard the Nord Inspiration, was in need of medical attention.

Sector New York consulted a flight surgeon who concurred the man required a medevac. A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, N.J., 47-foot motor lifeboat crew was dispatched to the ship and recovered the man by 3:25 p.m. The rescue boat crew transported him to Station Sandy Hook where he was transferred to emergency medical services waiting onshore.

“There was five to six foot waves, heavy fog – we could barely see as we got underway towards the ship,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Babnis, the coxswain of the rescue boat. “The weather made it a challenging evolution but it was completed safely due to great work by the whole crew.”

The man was taken to Monmouth Medical Center and last reported to be in stable condition.

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