— The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old mariner from a tanker vessel
approximately 10 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Friday.
Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call at approximately
11 a.m. from the tanker vessel Prism Agility stating a mariner was
having trouble breathing. Watchstanders
consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.
Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to assist.
Dolphin crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to the
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in stable condition.