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Tanker crewman medevaced near Port Aransas

Jun 18, 2019 04:00 PM

The mariner on Minerva Julie is in stable condition with an undisclosed injury

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

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from an oil tanker eight miles south of Port Aransas, Texas, on Tuesday morning.

Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watch standers were contacted by the ship's agent of Minerva Julie, a 600-foot oil tanker, requesting the medevac of an injured crewmember. Watch standers consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.  

A Sector/Air Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew was launched, arrived on scene, and transferred the crewmember to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline in Corpus Christi.

The man was reported in stable condition.

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