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Pearl Harbor Ship Aids Crewmember from Panamanian Ship

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Navy officials say a Pearl Harbor-based ship came to the aid of an injured crewmember aboard a Panamanian-based bulk carrier.

The Navy says the USS Chung-Hoon met up with the bulk carrier "C-Laurel" about 414 miles northeast of Kahului, Maui.

The crewmember lost his right hand and may have broken his right arm in an accident aboard the ship.

The injured seaman was described as a 59-year-old South Korean national.

The Coast Guard was set to transport the man to The Queen's Medical Center.

The Navy says the Chung-Hoon was conducting normal operations when the Panamanian ship sent a distress call to the Coast Guard, which alerted the Navy ship.