Coast Guard medevacs Filipino crewmember from tanker near Southwest Pass

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a Filipino crewmember from a tanker 23 miles south of Southwest Pass, Sunday.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the crew of the 748-foot Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Lorelei reporting a crewmember was suffering from a reportedly broken left leg.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was directed to launch and arrived on scene to hoist the Filipino crewmember at 12:38 p.m.

The aircrew flew the patient to the West Jefferson Medical Center and safely transferred him for further medical care.

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