Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from vessel near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from an oil tanker 8 miles south of Port Aransas, Texas, Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were contacted by the ship’s agent of the 600-foot oil tanker Minerva Julie requesting the medevac of an injured crewmember. Watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.

A Sector/Air Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched, arrived on scene, and transferred the crewmember to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline in Corpus Christi.

The man was reported in stable condition.


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