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Public Safety News
United States Coast Guard
News Release
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Coast Guard medevacs mariner from 336-foot tanker near Galveston, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner off the 336-foot tanker Kassos approximately 40 miles south of Galveston, Texas, Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard Station Galveston watchstanders received a call from the captain of the Kassos who reported a crewmember had suffered a broken leg. Station Galveston notified Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders, who consulted the duty flight surgeon, and a medevac was recommended.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Houston hoisted the 38-year-old man and transferred him to medical personnel at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he was listed in stable condition.

Weather on scene was reported as 17-mph winds with 5-foot seas.




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