Mariner burned by steam aboard bulk carrier

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

(HOUSTON) — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old crewmember from a chemical tanker near Freeport, Texas, on Friday evening. 

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received a request from the captain of the 580-foot vessel Stolt Perseverance for the medevac of a crewmember who was reportedly burned by venting steam aboard the chemical tanker 48 miles offshore.

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew arrived on scene, hoisted the crewmember and transported him to awaiting University of Texas Medical Branch personnel at Scholes International Airport at Galveston.

“Due to the excellent communication between the crew of the vessel, personnel at UTMB and our aircrew, we were able to successfully help someone in need quickly and efficiently,” said Lt. Brian Muldoon, Air Station Houston MH-65 pilot.

Weather on scene was reported as 16-mph winds with 3-foot seas. The further information was provided on the mariner's condition.

By Professional Mariner Staff