Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old man approximately 66 miles offshore of
Galveston, Texas, Monday night.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from
the cruise ship Carnival Dream stating a passenger aboard the vessel was in
need of medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight
surgeon who recommended the medevac.
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the
The Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted and transferred the patient along with a
physician from the Carnival Dream to awaiting emergency medical services
personnel at Scholes International Airport.
Weather on scene was reported as 3-foot seas with 12 mph winds.