Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker off Southwest Pass

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a tanker ship approximately 118 nautical miles southwest of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request from the M/V Garden State to medevac a crewmember who was suffering vision loss in one eye.

Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircrew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama.

The helicopter crew hoisted the patient and transferred him to University Hospital.

The patient was reported to be in good condition.

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