Injured tanker crewman medevaced in Texas

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

(HOUSTON) — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a tanker ship near Galveston, Texas, on Friday afternoon.

Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received a report from a representative of the tanker ship Flagship Lotus that a crewmember was injured while working and required medical assistance. Watch standers consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Station Galveston response boat-medium boat crew arrived on scene and transferred the crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Coast Guard Station Galveston.

The crewmember was reported in stable condition.

By Professional Mariner Staff