Tanker crewman medevaced after head injury

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

(HOUSTON) — The Coast Guard medevaced a 21-year-old man Monday morning from an oil tanker 12 miles south of Freeport, Texas.

At 8:07 a.m., the captain of the oil tanker Stena Imperative contacted Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers to report that a crewmember was going in and out of consciousness after sustaining a head injury from a fall.

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew arrived on scene at 9:26 p.m., hoisted the man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Galveston Scholes Airport.

No further information was available.

By Professional Mariner Staff