Injured Tanker Crewman Medevaced Off Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an injured crewmember from a Greece-flagged oil tanker approximately 39 miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas, Wednesday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for medevac from the captain of the 274-meter Cap Guillaume for a crewmember who suffered an arm injury. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene and hoisted the injured crewmember from the vessel.  The patient was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christ – Shoreline where he was reported to be in stable condition.

“The ship’s crew was well prepared for our arrival, which expedited the hoist,” said Lt. Chris Zink, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 aircraft commander. “We were glad we could get the crewmember to the hospital quickly so he could receive the medical attention he needed.”

The 158,889 dwt Cap Guillaume is a Euronav-owned Suezmax tanker built in 2006.

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