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Tug Crewman Medevaced Off Louisiana

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 4, 2021

(U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station New Orleans)

(U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station New Orleans)

An ailing mariner was medevaced from a U.S.-flagged tug approximately 18 miles southwest of Atchafalaya Bay, off Louisiana, on Wednesday.

The U.S. Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the 78-foot tug boat Lady Loren stating a 35-year-old crewmember was reportedly suffering chest pains and shallow breathing.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist, and the helicopter crew arrived on scene, safely hoisted the man and took him to Terrebonne Medical Center for further medical care.

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