Two Filipino crewmen suffer burns on cruise ship off North Carolina

/ 12:14 AM November 29, 2018

Two unnamed Filipino crewmen had to be airlifted from the cruise ship Norwegian Escape after suffering second degree burns. WIKIPEDIA

ROCKY MOUNT, North Carolina  — The U.S. Coast Guard has flown two crew members from a cruise ship after they suffered burns during an accident in the engine room.

The two Filipino crewmen were in their mid-20s and suffered second-degree burns. That means their injuries involved swelling, blistering and possible damage to the deeper layers of the skin.

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The Coast Guard said in news release that the incident occurred Monday, Nov. 26 aboard the Norwegian Escape. The ship was about 24 miles from North Carolina’s coast. The 1,000-foot ship is part of Norwegian Cruise Line and was built in 2015.

The cruise ship contacted the Coast Guard shortly before 4 p.m. The service dispatched a Jayhawk MH-60 helicopter to take the men to an airport in Rocky Mount where emergency crews were waiting.

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