MARITIME CASUALTY - WHAT WENT WRONG AND WHY

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Coast Guard Medevac

A Coast Guard helicopter med-evaced a man from a 435-foot tank ship by crew Saturday, approximately 50 miles southeast of the Texas-Mexico border.

Stolt Flamenco crew contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 2:30 p.m. and requested a medevac for a Filipino crewmember who was struck by a crane while working on deck and had lost feeling in the lower half of his body.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted the man aboard and delivered him to an awaiting EMS crew at Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport at 6:50 p.m. where he was taken to Brownsville Valley Baptist hospital.

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