Accident

US Coast Guard evacs mariner off of Sabine Pass coast

The U.S. Coast Guard reportedly rescued a mariner on Sept. 19, 2021, experiencing a medical issue on an oil tanker in the coastal waters south of Jefferson County.
source U.S. Coast Guard Houston division

The U.S. Coast Guard reportedly rescued a mariner Sunday night experiencing a medical issue on an oil tanker in the coastal waters south of Jefferson County.

Anchored about 22 miles south of Sabine Pass, the crew of the tanker Pacific Ruby made an emergency call a little after 10:30 p.m. asking for assistance for a crewman that was sick and in need of medical help.

After a recommendation by the duty flight surgeon, the Coast Guard Air Station Houston dispatched its MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew assist.

Once on scene, the crew hoisted the crew member and transported them to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.

The man is reportedly in stable condition, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Written by Jacob Dick

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