Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevacs man off tank ship

HOUSTON – Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevaced a man from a tank ship approximately 57 miles off the Galveston coast, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at approximately 5:35 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the Greek flagged tank ship Delta Tolmi, reporting a 34-year old male aboard was experiencing acute abdominal pain. An Air Station Houston MH-65C Dolphin helicopter and crew was launched to the ship’s reported position. The Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the man and transported him to Ellington Field to an awaiting EMS crew.

The man was taken to Southeast Regional Hospital in Houston. His condition is unknown.

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