Tanker crewman medevaced after injury off Port Aransas
The mariner aboard Cap Guillaume is in stable condition after suffering an arm 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 the tanker Cap Guillaume approximately 39 miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watch standers received a request for medevac from the captain of Cap Guillaume for a crewmember who suffered an arm injury. Watch standers consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.
A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene and hoisted the injured crewmember from the vessel. The patient was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christ – Shoreline where he was reported to be in stable condition.
"The ship’s crew was well prepared for our arrival, which expedited the hoist," said Lt. Chris Zink, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 aircraft commander. "We were glad we could get the crewmember to the hospital quickly so he could receive the medical attention he needed."
Click here to watch a video of the medevac.