The US Coast Guard (USCG) revealed that it successfully Medevaced an individual from an oil tanker on 19 November, 11 miles offshore of Port Aransas in Texas.
The watchstanders of Coast Guard Sector/Air Corpus Christi centre got a call at around 4:23 pm from the Crudesun mentioning that a 45-year-old crew member had been experiencing stroke symptoms, the USCG observed.
Watchstanders reportedly consulted the duty flight surgeon, who had further suggested a medevac, the USCG highlighted.
The crew members of a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin proposed to conduct the medevac. The crew members reportedly hoisted the man and then transferred him to Corpus Christi’s CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in a stable state, the USCG reported.
Great job to the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi helicopter crew that worked together to rescue an ailing 45-year-old man from an oil tanker 11 miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas🚁⚓️ pic.twitter.com/yKxtZts6zh
— USCG Heartland (@USCGHeartland) November 21, 2022
It’s understood that the watchstanders of the US Coast Guard Sector/Air Corpus Christi helicopter crew members executed a brilliant job of rescuing a 45-year-old man from a crude oil tanker that was about 11 miles offshore of Port Aransas, the USCG Heartland mentioned in a statement published on the Twitter account along with a video of the rescue mission.
The crude oil tanker Crudesun was built in 2018. It sails under the flag of Liberia. Last month, USCG revealed that a helicopter crew member from USCG Air Station Houston reportedly medevaced an injured crew member from a carrier about 16 miles offshore of Galveston in Texas.
In the same month, USCG again declared that a USCG Station Galveston boat crew could medevace a 37-year-old person from a dredging vessel in Houston.
The captain of Terrapin Island stated a crew member had injured his hand severely and needed assistance in the Houston Ship Channel, the USCG mentioned.
References: Fox 26 Houston, Rig Zone