US Coast Guard medevacs injured oil tanker worker off Louisiana (Video)

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has via helicopter medevaced an injured crewmember from an oil tanker vessel located approximately 58 miles southwest offshore Southwest Pass, Louisiana. 

Image for illustrative purposes only. Source: United States Coast Guard Atlantic Area

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at 4:58 a.m. on 20 December from personnel on board crude oil tanker PGC IKAROS stating a crewmember fell and sustained injuries to his arm.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew was launched to assist and directed the PGC IKAROS to make way toward Southwest Pass to close the distance between the tanker and the aircrew. 

The 48-year-old male crewmember was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Air Station New Orleans in Belle Chasse. He was last reported to be in stable condition. 

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This is the second time this month that the USCG reported saving an oil worker offshore Louisiana.

Namely, the Coast Guard received a request on 12 December after midnight from Bristol Search and Rescue Services to medevac a worker who was experiencing stroke-like symptoms on an offshore oil rig. 

An emergency evacuation of the 60-year-old male worker from the rig located 189 miles south of Port Fourchon was performed via helicopter.

Based on photos, the worker is part of Transocean’s Deepwater Thalassa drillship crew. He was reported to be in stable condition.

Image: For illustrative purposes only, Source: United States Coast Guard Atlantic Area

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