Towing Vessel Crewman Medevaced near Sabine Pass

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 13, 2020

File photo (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Patrick D. Kelley)

File photo (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Patrick D. Kelley)

The U.S. Coast Guard said it medevaced an ailing mariner from a towing vessel approximately 28 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas, Friday.

The agency's watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a report of a mariner experiencing severe sickness and consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

A Coast Guard Station Sabine Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched to the scene and transferred the patient to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Station Sabine.

The mariner was reported to be in stable condition.

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