HOUSTON — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a 35-year-old male from a crude oil tanker 22 nautical miles south of Sabine, Texas, Sunday.
Coast Guard Sector Houston command center watchstanders received a call at 10:36 p.m. from the anchored tanker Pacific Ruby stating that a crewman was exhibiting abnormal lethargic behavior and was in need of medical assistance.
The Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who rrecommended the medevac (medical evacuation).
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew launched to assist. Once on scene, the Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew hoisted the crew member and transported him to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas, in reportedly stable condition.
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