The USCG aircrew flew the men to the hospital as they got injured by falling overboard with a lifeboat from the tanker 'Chemtrans Nova'.
When the accident occurred, the rest of the crew from the tanker contacted the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders to request assistance.
As the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance, a 210-foot ship was on patrol 20 miles away, went to help.
The boat crew saved one person off the lifeboat, whereas the other one was recovered from the water.
In addition, the transmit of the seafarers was assisted by a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon airplane crew, which was providing communication support over the long distance as an Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched to medevac the men.
Concluding, the seafarers were taken to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital for additional care.
Chief Petty Officer Josh French, a search and rescue coordinator at Sector Hampton Roads noted
The Navy was very helpful. After they overheard the broadcast, they helped locate the men in the water and stayed on scene until the nearby Coast Guard cutter arrived.