March 10, 2020) The Coast Guard medevac’d a man off of a cargo ship approximately 25 miles off the coast of Ocean City on Tuesday.

Crewmembers aboard the Panamanian-flagged cargo ship Balsa 84, which was in route to the Delaware Bay area, contacted watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay's command center at approximately 10:20 a.m. and notified them that the 61-year-old Filipino captain was exhibiting symptoms of a possible heart attack and needed medical assistance.

Watch standers launched an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City to assist.

Once on scene, the crew hoisted the man onto the helicopter and transported him to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

"We are glad that they contacted us as soon as possible," said Petty Officer 1st Class Will Lengyel, watch stander during the case. "The speedy notification helped us quickly get the captain the level of care he needed."

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