Photo: Image Courtesy: US Coast Guard

Tanker Crew Member Medevaced off New Orleans

The US Coast Guard medevaced a crew member of the 2005-built chemical tanker San Fernando in Southwest Pass, Louisiana, in the early morning hours of February 23.

According to the coast guard, the crew member of the 186-meter tanker had appendicitis-type symptoms.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans hoisted the man and transported him to University Hospital in stable condition.

AIS data from Marine Traffic indicates that the 48,315 dwt San Fernando is currently at anchor in Southwest Pass. The tanker is operated by Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.

Chemical tanker San Fernando
Image Courtesy: US Coast Guard