Coast Guard medevac mariner offshore Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard medevac mariner offshore Corpus Christi, Texas
A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter begins to vessel approach to starting with the hoist operation. once on board the mariner was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline in Corpus Christi, Texas, Nov. 16, 2020. The mariner was reported to be in stable condition.
U.S Coast Guard photo.

CORPUS CHRISTI —​ A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew realized a medevac from a mariner (the captain) of a tanker vessel nine nautical miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas, Monday afternoon.

The Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders​received a emergency call from a crewmember​ aboard the tanker vessel Hoegh Galleon stating that the captain of the vessel had collapsed and was unresponsive. The​ Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who inmediated recommended the medevac mission (medical evacuación).

An MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) helicopter aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi immediately was launched to the scene in response to the emergency.

Coast Guard medevac mariner offshore Corpus Christi, Texas
A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew take off from CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline in Corpus Christi, Texas, after transferred the mariner to awaiting emergency medical service personnel. Nov. 16, 2020.
U.S Coast Guard photo.

“We are grateful for the quick and expert assistance from the vessel’s crew members, which allowed for an efficient and safe transfer,” said Lt. Jacob Conrad, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi aircraft commander.

Once on the rescue zone, over the tanker vessel, the MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew safely hoisted and transported the mariner to awaiting emergency medical services personnel (EMS) at CHRISTUS​ Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline. The tanker vessel Hoegh Galleon captain was transferred during the flight in stable condition.

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