Coast Guard medevacs man from oil tanker near Galveston, Texas

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew surveys the oil tanker, Miss Claudia, in preparation for a medevac off Galveston, Texas, Nov. 27, 2017. The crew member was transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston.

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew surveys the oil tanker, Miss Claudia, in preparation for a medevac off Galveston, Texas, Nov. 27, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old man Monday afternoon from an oil tanker 13 miles east of Galveston, Texas.

The oil tanker Miss Claudia contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a crewmember aboard was in need of medical assistance.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 2:30 p.m. and transported the man to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

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