Coast Guard medevacs injured Filipino crewman in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs injured Filipino crewman in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs injured Filipino crewman in Gulf of Mexico

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Posted on December 4, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 4 at 10:44 PM

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard transported a 53-year-old Filipino crewman by air Tuesday from a tank ship in the Gulf of Mexico.

The crewman was suffering from a possible broken jaw, neck injury and internal bleeding. He hasn't been identified.

According to the Coast Guard, the crewman was injured during a "boat lowering evolution."

The Coast Guard was able to medevac the crewman out around 5 a.m. and transport him to the West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero. The original call came out around noon from the Liberian-flagged tank ship Rheingas, about 200 miles south of Southwest Pass.

“This case was one of the longest ones we have responded to; the location of the vessel was below the bottom of our navigational chart," said Lt. Linh Vinh, Air Station New Orleans pilot.

 

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