Crewman medevaced after falling aboard boxship near Galveston

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an injured crewman Friday from a containership in the Houston Ship Channel near Galveston, Texas.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received a notification at 1 p.m. from the Houston Pilots aboard CMA CGA Samson, a 1,099-foot containership, stating a 34-year-old crewmember had fallen and sustained a severe lower leg injury. Watch standers consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to conduct the medevac.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The patient was reportedly in stable condition.

– U.S. Coast Guard

The crew of CMA CGA Samson prepares to assist in the medevac of a mariner who sustained a severe lower leg injury near Galveston, Texas, on Friday. U.S. Coast Guard photo
By Rich Miller