BETHANY BEACH, Delaware (WPVI) — Five sailors were rescued fromGeneral cargo ship REGGEBORG off the coast of Delaware afternoon on Sunday, Dec 25..from poisoning, probably by carbon monoxide,
The Coast Guard was called to the vessel after the mariners experienced possible carbon monoxide poisoning and required medical assistance.
Officials say the boat was in the Atlantic, about 11 miles east of the Indian River Bay, near Bethany Beach, at the time of the incident.
Two of the victims were taken to the Coast Guard station; the other three were taken by the Lewes Fire Department boat crew to the Bethany Fire Department.
The ship was anchored off Indian River Bay, Sussex County, Delaware, since Dec 19. All 5 were evacuated, assistance is rendered, understood poisoning is not life-threatening.
The ship left anchorage same day, and moved to Delaware Bay, where she was anchored. Port of destination is Fairless Hills, Philadelphia, ETA Dec 27. Details of accident unknown.
“The Coast Guard routinely trains to provide assistance to the public in a variety of conditions,” Chief Jennifer Lambert, command duty officer at the Sector Delaware Bay Command Center, said in a statement. “Today is an example of how effective training makes all the difference.”
Cargo/Containership REGGEBORG is currently located at USEC – US East Coast at position 38° 58′ 09.7″ N, 075° 11′ 50.9″ W as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-12-26 11:23 LT (UTC -5) (3 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from Northwest direction at force 4 Beaufort.
The vessel is currently at port BIG STONE BEACH ANCH, US after a voyage of 2 days, 12 hours originating from port JACKSONVILLE, US
REGGEBORG (IMO: 9592575) is a Cargo/Containership that was built in 2014 (8 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Netherlands.
Her carrying capacity is 23000 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 6.2 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 169.75 meters and her width is 20.4 meters.
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Sources : Marine Traffic + Maitime Security +Action News