An ailing seafarer was medevaced from a tanker vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 35 miles offshore of Freeport, Texas, Thursday.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the Liberian-flagged tanker vessel Tosna Star of a 36-year-old man who was experiencing shortness of breath. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to the scene hoisted and transferred the crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
The crewmember was reported to be in stable condition.