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.