Mariner suffers critical injuries on bulk carrier off Louisiana

(NEW ORLEANS) — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a mariner off a bulk carrier Saturday near Belle Chasse, La.

Coast Guard watch standers received a call at approximately 4:10 p.m. that an individual sustained injuries while working in the cargo hold aboard the vessel Yangtze Crown. Sector New Orleans watch standers directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the mariner from the hold and transferred him to University Medical Center in New Orleans, where he reportedly remains in critical condition.

 – U.S. Coast Guard

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By Rich Miller