Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from tanker near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a tanker ship near Galveston, Texas, Friday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from a representative of the tanker ship Flagship Lotus that a crewmember was injured while working and 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 in stable condition

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