USCG airlifts ailing crewman from MOL chemical tanker in Gulf of Mexico

The US Coast Guard (USCG) medevaced a crewman from a chemical tanker in the Gulf of Mexico after the man suffered a medical emergency.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was dispatched from Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to the 2009-built  Argent Eyebright to airlift the 44-year-old man after he exhibited stroke-like symptoms.

The Argent Eyebright was about 120 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, at the time of the incident.

Authorities said the aircrew took the man to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he was reported to be in a stable condition.

Argent Eyebright, operated by Japan’s MOL Chemical Tankers, had last departed the port of Aratu in Brazil before the incident.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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