Coast Guard medevacs tanker crewman with broken leg (with VIDEO)

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(NEW ORLEANS) — The Coast Guard medevaced a Filipino crewmember from a tanker 23 miles south of Southwest Pass on Sunday.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the crew of the 748-foot Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Lorelei reporting a crewmember was suffering from a reportedly broken left leg.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was directed to launch and arrived on scene to hoist the Filipino crewmember at 12:38 p.m. The aircrew flew the patient to the West Jefferson Medical Center and safely transferred him for further medical care.

Click here to view a video of the medevac.

By Professional Mariner Staff