Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from oil tanker near Galveston

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a 58 year-old man from an oil tanker 50 miles south of Galveston, Texas, Mar. 10, 2018. The captain of the ship requested a medevac after the crewmember had experienced heart attack-like symptoms.

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a 58 year-old man from an oil tanker 50 miles south of Galveston, Texas, Mar. 10, 2018. 

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 58 year-old man from an oil tanker near Galveston, Texas, Sunday morning.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the captain of the oil tanker Nobel requesting the medevac of a crewmember who was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. The watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched and a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew was diverted to assist with communications coverage.

The Air Station Houston aircrew arrived on scene and transported the crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Scholes International Airport in Galveston.

The crewmember was last reported in stable condition.


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