The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an unresponsive tanker captain 9 miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas, Monday afternoon.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders obtained a name from a crewmember aboard the Norwegian-fagged liquefied pure fuel (LNG) service Hoegh Galleon stating that the captain of the vessel had collapsed and was unresponsive. Watchstanders consulted with the obligation flight surgeon who advisable the medevac.
A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene.
As soon as on scene, the aircrew hoisted and transported the mariner to awaiting emergency providers personnel on the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline in secure situation.
“We’re grateful for the fast and knowledgeable help from the vessel’s crew, which allowed for an environment friendly and secure switch,” mentioned Lt. Jacob Conrad, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi plane commander.