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USCG medevacs man 25 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras from vehicle carrier
The Coast Guard medevaced a crewman Thursday suffering heart complications aboard a motor vessel southeast of Cape Hatteras, the USCG said in a news release.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center of Norway at about 6:30 p.m., indicating a 54-year-old male aboard the 760-foot, Norway-flagged, vehicle carrier Tijuca was experiencing problems associated with a heart condition approximately 30 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City. The helicopter crew met the vessel approximately 25 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras and lowered a rescue swimmer.The man was hoisted to the helicopter in a rescue basket and flown to Beaufort, where he was placed in the care of awaiting local EMS, then taken to Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.
Tijuca largest car carrier ever to call at East London
Making her maiden voyage to South Africa, the "Tijuca" became the largest car carrier to call at East London when she arrived on Sep 27, 2011. She was able to call at East London following the recent deepening of the berths alongside the car terminal, which were dredged and deepened from 9.3 metres alongside to a depth of 10.5 metres. The new vehicles market is driven by the awarding of major automotive contracts to local original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s), such as the Mercedes-Benz South Africa’s (MBSA) contract with Daimler AG to produce the next generation C-Class at its East London plant. As a result of this contract, R2,5-billion will be invested into the East London plant in preparation for production of these vehicles, which will be introduced to global markets in 2014. The "Tijuca"’s next port of call was Durban after which she sailed for Melbourne. Report with photo: http://ports.co.za/news/news_2011_09_29_01.php#twoUpload News