U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Guard medevacs man from tanker off Galveston
HOUSTON — The
Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old man early Sunday morning from an
oil/chemical tanker 32 miles southeast of Galveston.
At 12:15 a.m., a crewmember of the tanker Stolt
Invention contacted Sector Houston Galveston watchstanders to report that a man aboard the tanker was
suffering from a possible stroke and was nonambulatory.
An Air Station Houston
MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 2:06 a.m. and hoisted the
man from the tanker.
At 3:15 a.m., the man was delivered to the University
of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
The man was reported to be in stable condition.