Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
8th District Public
Affairs Detachment Texas
Coast Guard medevacs injured crew member near
HOUSTON — The
Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old crew member from a chemical tanker
near Freeport, Friday evening.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request
from the captain of the 580-foot vessel Stolt Perseverance for
the medevac of a crew member who was reportedly burned by venting steam
aboard the chemical tanker 48 miles offshore.
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene,
hoisted the crewmember and transported him to awaiting University of
Texas Medical Branch personnel at Scholes International Airport at Galveston.
“Due to the excellent communication between the crew of the vessel,
personnel at UTMB and our aircrew, we were able to successfully help someone in
need quickly and efficiently,” said Lt. Brian Muldoon, Air Station Houston
Weather on scene was reported as 16 mph winds with 3-foot seas.