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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tanker Crewman Medevaced off Galveston

October 31, 2016

A tanker crewman was medevaced Monday afternoon, after reports of suffering from a hernia about 15 miles off Galveston, Texas in the Fairway Anchorage.

 
The master of the 600-foot, Marshall Islands flagged tanker Agena contacted U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at approximately 1 p.m., to report the mess cook had been suffering from hernia symptoms for several days, and had gotten worse.
 
The watchstanders diverted an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to medevac the man.
 
The helicopter crew was on scene at about 2 p.m. and transferred the man from the tanker. They then flew to Scholes International Airport, in Galveston, where EMS was waiting to transport the man to the University of Texas Medical Branch.
 
The man was reported in stable condition.
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