General cargo ship BALSA 84 reported to USCG in the morning Mar 10 Captain in need of immediate medical assistance, off Ocean City, Maryland, US East Coast. 61-year-old Filipino captain was exhibiting symptoms of a possible heart attack and needed medical assistance.
USCG statement: Watchstanders launched an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard 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.
The ship was en route from Veracruz Mexico to Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, upstream from Philadelphia. BALSA 84 entered Delaware Bay and was anchored same day at Big Stone Beach Anchorage.
General cargo ship BALSA 84, IMO 9580259, dwt 7720, built 2011, flag Panama, manager HIONG GUAN NAVEGACION CO LTD, Hong Kong.