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Coast Guard medevacs crude oil tanker crewmember 92 miles offshore Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard Paramount Hanover, ;H-65 Dolphin Air Station Houston
Archive image from Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrews during a rescue training in San Luis Pass, Texas.
Coast Guard crewmembers and senior leadership from Air Station Houston conducted the training to sharpen skills and to gain the prospective of rescues.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Stephen Lehmann.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard realize a medevac mission for a crewmember from the crude oil tanker Paramount Hanover approximately 92 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the captain of the crude oil tanker Paramount Hanover for the medevac of a 20-year-old male crewmember who was reportedly suffering from extreme abdominal pain. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

Coast Guard Paramount Hanover, HC-144 Ocean Sentry Air Station Corpus Christi
Archive image from Coast Guard aviation crews prepare the HC-144 Ocean Sentry medium-range aircrafts for SAR missions from Air Station Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and an Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew were launched to the crude oil tanker. The Air Station Houston helicopter crew hoisted the patient and transferred him to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where he was reported to be in stable condition.


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