Tanker crewman medevaced near Port Aransas

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

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from an oil tanker eight miles south of Port Aransas, Texas, on Tuesday morning.

Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watch standers were contacted by the ship's agent of Minerva Julie, a 600-foot oil tanker, requesting the medevac of an injured crewmember. Watch standers consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.  

A Sector/Air Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew was launched, arrived on scene, and transferred the crewmember to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline in Corpus Christi.

The man was reported in stable condition.

By Professional Mariner Staff