Chief Mate Medevaced For Getting Panties In A Twist

Ouch, that must have hurt… his pride!!

The US Coast Guard medivaced the 29-year-old chief mate from a tanker approximately 130 miles south of Southwest Pass in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday.
The mate, an Indian national and resident of Destrehan, reportedly injured his groin after his trousers got caught in a spindle while working aboard the 400-foot Panama-flagged tanker Dreggen.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleanswatchstanders received a satellite phone call at 1:38 a.m. from the Dreggen and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65C Dolphin helicopter and crew.

The aircrew safely hoisted the crewman onto a stokes litter and transported him to West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero.

“This case resulted in a safe and smooth operation due to good flight planning and readiness to assist a mariner in need of immediate medical attention,” said Lt. Erik Anderson, Air Station New Orleans pilot. "PHI facilitated our refueling and helped us get the crewman to the hosptial in a timely manner."
The chief mate is reportedly in stable condition.

He couldn’t have been hurt too badly because it takes balls to get medivaced at night!

I bet he felt like a real dick after he caused such a commotion!

At the hospital after his surgery, the nurses fed him yummy vanilla ice cream with sprinkles of crushed nuts!!

Trying out new material for your upcoming gig at the Comedy Cellar or just bored Richard?

Don’t be too hard on him, Senior.

Sounds like he was a little too wrapped up in his job.

This is a tough crowd! :slight_smile: