Tanker crewman medevaced after injury off Port Aransas

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

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from the tanker Cap Guillaume approximately 39 miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watch standers received a request for medevac from the captain of Cap Guillaume for a crewmember who suffered an arm injury. Watch standers consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene and hoisted the injured crewmember from the vessel.  The patient was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christ – Shoreline where he was reported to be in stable condition.

"The ship’s crew was well prepared for our arrival, which expedited the hoist," said Lt. Chris Zink, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 aircraft commander. "We were glad we could get the crewmember to the hospital quickly so he could receive the medical attention he needed."

Click here to watch a video of the medevac.

By Professional Mariner Staff