Posted on May 14, 2018 by Hannah Berry
A seafarer on board chemical tanker Stolt Perseverance was airlifted to hospital on Friday 11th May after suffering severe burns.
The Norwegian owned tanker was 48 miles offshore when the incident occurred, so the captain requested a medevac and notified the Coast Guard Sector Houston – Galveston.
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoisted the injured worker and transported him to Scholes International Airport at Galveston where he was looked after by personnel from the University of Texas Medical Branch.
It is reported the injuries were inflicted by venting steam from aboard the 580-foot Stolt Tanker.