BAYONNE – On Thursday, Jan. 10, at about 10:10 p.m. the Bayonne Fire Department responded to International Matex Tank & Terminal (IMTT) for a report of a worker suffering a heart attack aboard a moored barge. Upon arrival, firefighters were directed to oil Barge RTC 27, which was tied off at an IMTT pier approximately 400 feet from the shoreline. The rescue crew boarded the barge via gangway, and found a crew member unconscious and reportedly in cardiac arrest.
The rescuers provided immediate medical care, and utilized technical rescue equipment and a crane to hoist the victim from the barge to shore. The worker was transported to Bayonne Medical Center.