Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
8th District Public
Affairs Detachment Texas
Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old man off a tanker
approximately 14 miles south of Galveston, Texas, Saturday.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from
the captain of the 640-foot tanker Ance for the medevac of a crewmember who was
reportedly suffering from chest pains. Watchstanders notified the duty flight
surgeon who recommended the medevac.
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and
transported the crewmember to University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston,
The mariner was reported in stable condition.