HATTERAS, N.C. - A crew member was taken to the hospital by the Coast Guard Sunday after being injured on a container ship that was 57 miles east of Hatteras.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard District Five Command Center in Portsmouth received a call just before 4 a.m. from the container vessel Ivar Reefer. They said a crew member had seriously injured her hand while working in the engine room and required medical assistance.
The command center launched an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, who met the Ivar Reefer offshore and hoisted the crew member aboard.
The injured crew member was taken to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital.