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May 21, 2019

Coast Guard airlifts two Norwegian Escape cruise ship crew members suffering from second-degree burns

November 27, 2018
Norwegian Getaway Cruise Ship, Southampton, United Kingdom. Architect: SMC Design, 2014. (Anthony Weller/View Pictures/UIG via Getty Images)

The Coast Guard airlifted two Norwegian Escape crew members after they suffered second-degree burns aboard a cruise ship 24 miles off of North Carolina’s coast, officials said.

A fellow crew member reported Monday that the two men received burns following an accident in the ship’s engine room.

The two men — who haven’t been identified by authorities — are 25 and 26 years old.

Coast Guard members, accompanied by a doctor, used a Jayhawk MH-60 helicopter to reach the crew members.

“Our crews train for a wide range of situations, so when we are contacted we are prepared to get people the help they need in a timely fashion,” Fifth District Search and Rescue Coordinator, Thomas A. Botzenhart said in a release.

The two burn victims were lifted onto the aircraft and transported to the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport in Nash County, N.C., to meet awaiting EMS.

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