Injured Tanker Crewman Medevaced Off Texas
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for medevac from the captain of the 274-meter Cap Guillaume for a crewmember who suffered an arm injury. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.
A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene and hoisted the injured crewmember from the vessel. The patient was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christ - Shoreline where he was reported to be in stable condition.
"The ship’s crew was well prepared for our arrival, which expedited the hoist," said Lt. Chris Zink, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 aircraft commander. "We were glad we could get the crewmember to the hospital quickly so he could receive the medical attention he needed."
The 158,889 dwt Cap Guillaume is a Euronav-owned Suezmax tanker built in 2006.