Coast Guard assists tanker 210 miles off Nantucket

Coast Guard assists tanker 210 miles off Nantucket
Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard is assisting a disabled 356-foot asphalt tanker 210 miles off the coast of Nantucket after it reportedly lost power. The Netherlands Coast Guard called watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District at about 5:30 p.m., Thursday, and reported the Marshall Island-flagged tanker Asphalt Sailor was disabled with a crew of 17 aboard. The...

Coast Guard medevacs 29-year-old man from tanker 10 miles off Virginia coast

Coast Guard medevacs 29-year-old man from tanker 10 miles off Virginia coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old man Friday from a tanker approximately 10 miles east of Fort Story. The captain of the 355-foot tanker Asphalt Sailor contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM at approximately 5:30 p.m. reporting a crewmember was suffering from abdominal pain and in need of assistance. Sector watchstanders dispatched...