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Injured tanker crewman medevaced in Texas

Mar 29, 2019 04:14 PM

The mariner on Flagship Lotus is reported in stable condition

The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(HOUSTON) — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a tanker ship near Galveston, Texas, on Friday afternoon.

Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received a report from a representative of the tanker ship Flagship Lotus that a crewmember was injured while working and required medical assistance. Watch standers consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Station Galveston response boat-medium boat crew arrived on scene and transferred the crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Coast Guard Station Galveston.

The crewmember was reported in stable condition.

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