Crewman medevaced after fall aboard tanker in Gulf

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

(MIAMI) — The Coast Guard medevacked a 34-year-old man Sunday from the tanker Huemel 145 miles southwest of Key West.

At 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from a crewman aboard the tanker Huemel who stated a crewmember fell and suffered head and shoulder injuries. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the man, transported him to Air Station Miami and transferred him to awaiting EMS personnel.

By Professional Mariner Staff