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Crew Evacuated after Toxic Exposure

A crew member on a towing vessel off the coast of Louisiana had to be evacuated after he inhaled certain chemicals, and began to suffer symptoms of poisoning. According to reports, the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report last Wednesday from the captain of the vessel Lanta Rose, that one of the crewmembers had inhaled an unknown chemical. The crew member was reportedly suffering headaches and vomiting as a result of the exposure.

The Coast Guard launched an evacuation effort, and the man was successfully transferred from the vessel. He was taken to an emergency medical facility, and then transported to a hospital in Louisiana.