Injured man medically evacuated from container ship 78 miles offshore

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston hoisted an injured man off a container ship 78 miles east of Charleston Thursday.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended the medevac after watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified the crewman’s eye was injured while he was performing his duties aboard the container ship Northern Dexterity.

A Charleston helicopter crew flew to the ship, hoisted the man and transported him to the Medical University of South Carolina for further treatment. He was in stable condition at the time of the transfer.

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