Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker 15 miles off Galveston, Texas

65 Houston 2HOUSTON — A 29-year-old man was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Monday afternoon, after reports of suffering from a hernia on a tanker ship about 15 miles off Galveston, in the Fairway Anchorage.

The master of the 600-foot tanker Agena, contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at approximately 1 p.m., to report the mess cook had been suffering from hernia symptoms for several days, and had gotten worse.

The watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to medevac the man.

The helicopter crew was on scene at about 2 p.m. and transferred the man from the tanker. They then flew to Scholes International Airport, in Galveston, where EMS was waiting to transport the man to the University of Texas Medical Branch.

The man was reported in stable condition.

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