Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from crude oil tanker near Galveston

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a crude oil tanker ship near Galveston, Texas, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the chief engineer of the crude oil tanker ship AST Sunshine that a crewmember aboard required medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew arrived on scene and transferred the crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Coast Guard Station Galveston.

The crewmember was reported to be in stable condition

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