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Coast Guard medevac captain from cargo ship near Galveston

Coast Guard medevac captain from cargo ship near Galveston
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65E Dolphin helicopter crew prepares to medevac the captain of the cargo ship San Martin, Dec. 14, 2022.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston.

HOUSTON​ —​ A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65E Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac the captain from cargo ship offshore Galveston, Texas, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a medevac (medical evacuation) request at 5​ p.m.​ from the agent of the San Martin, a 555-foot roll-on/roll-off cargo ship, stating the captain was experiencing symptoms of hypertension and leg swelling​ in the Galveston Fairway Anchorage.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who inmediately recommended a medevac.

A​ Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65E Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew was launched to conduct the medevac mission.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevac the captain of the San Martin, a 555-foot roll-on/roll-off cargo ship, who was experiencing symptoms of hypertension and leg swelling near Galveston, Texas, Dec. 14, 2022.
The rescue helicopter aircrew hoisted the captain and transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson.
U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area.
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland.
Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Department of Homeland Security.

The MH-65E Dolphin SRR helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, deployed the rescue swimmer, hoisted the cargo ship captain and headed to land to transport and transfer him to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel awaiting at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

The captain of cargo ship San Martin was reportedly in stable condition.

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