Mariner Medevaced From LNG Carrier Near Corpus Christi
An ailing mariner was medevaced from a Norwegian-flagged tanker approximately 18 miles offshore near the Corpus Christi Anchorage, Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call at about 1 a.m. from the 908-foot liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier vessel Iberica Knutsen stating a 45-year-old crew member was having difficulty breathing and had collapsed. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medical evacuation.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi launched to assist. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and brought him to the Corpus Christi Medical Center Bay Area in stable condition.