The US Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old man off a tanker approximately 27 miles south of Sabine, Texas on Tuesday.
USCG Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the captain of the 800-foot tanker Eagle Texas for the medevac of a crewmember who was reportedly suffering from symptoms of a cardiac arrest. Watchstanders notified the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and transported the crewmember to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. The mariner was reported in stable condition.
(Source: Coast Guard News)
Sea News, June 14