Pipelayer Crewmember Medevaced in the Gulf of Mexico

Seven Arctic (File photo: Subsea 7)

Seven Arctic (File picture: Subsea 7)

An troubling crewmember was medevaced from a U.K.-registered pipeline laying vessel 167 miles offshore Marsh Island, La., in the UNITED STATE Gulf of Mexico.

The UNITED STATE Coast Guard claimed its Sector New Orleans watchstanders obtained a phone call around 3 p.m. on Monday from the Seven Arctic of reporting a crewmember was experiencing appendicitis-like signs.

Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders worked with the launch of a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and also a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin aircrew to help.

The Ocean Sentry aircrew supplied a cover trip and also communicated details in between the Dolphin aircrew and also D8 watchstanders. The Dolphin aircrew showed up on scene, arrived on the vessel, and also moved the crewmember to University Medical Center in New Orleans.

The crewmember was last reported to be in steady problem, the Coast Guard claimed.

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