A U.S Coast Guard helicopter crew retrieved a man suffering a medical emergency from a vessel off Galveston on Friday.

Sometime Friday morning, the captain of the Bunga Kastori, a Malaysian-flagged oil tanker, called the Coast Guard to report that the ship’s chief engineer was having trouble breathing.

The ship was about 92 miles off Galveston.

A Coast Guard helicopter and a turboprop plane were sent to the ship to retrieve the man. He was brought to Scholes International Airport in Galveston, and was transported to a local hospital from there.

The Coast Guard did not report the man’s condition when he arrived at the hospital.

— John Wayne Ferguson

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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