Coast Guard has busy night medevacing oil platform crewmen

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard was busy last night medevacing crewman from two different oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

At 10:36 p.m. Tuesday, medical personnel on the oil platform, High Island A-130, called a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston requesting assistance. They reported that a 45-year-old crewmember, Clyde Moran, had been found unconscious and when revived he began vomiting. Moran was also suffering from sever pains to the chest and shoulders.

An HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston was dispatched to provide assistance. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 12:06 a.m., landed on the platform, picked up Moran and transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. High Island A-130 is located 50 miles south southeast of Galveston.

Moran was reported to be in serious condition.

At 1:30 a.m. today, crewmembers on the oil platform, High Island A-140, notified a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston that Robert Hubnell, a 31-year-old crewmen, was suffering from sever abdominal pains. The same rescue helicopter crew was dispatched to provide assistance.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 2:45 a.m., hoisted Hubnell and transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. High Island A-140 is located 70 miles south east of Galveston.

Hubnell was reported to be in stable condition.

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