U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
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Guard medevacs man off tanker in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man Sunday morning, from a
tank ship 120 miles southeast of Galveston.
At 6:36 a.m., the ship’s agent of the 560-foot tanker, Argent Eyebright,
Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a crewmember was experiencing
stroke-like symptoms and was in need of medical assistance.
Station Houston MH-65
Dolphin aircrew arrived on scene at 7:50 a.m. and hoisted the man off
the tanker ship. Due to the distance from land, the helicopter crew landed on a
nearby oil rig to refuel.
At 10:25 a.m., the aircrew delivered the man to University
of Texas Medical Medical Branch in Galveston. He was reported to be in
Video of the hoist may be
available after the crew is able to retrieve it.