A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 28-year-old man who was injured aboard an oil tanker off the coast of San Francisco, Tuesday morning.

US Coast Guard medevacs injured man from oil tanker High Progress
Caption: Chemical/Oil Products Tanker High Progress - Image courtesy of miranda reiffers te loo

At approximately 2:20 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard watchstanders received an email from the crew of the oil tanker High Progress about a member who reportedly fell and suffered a neck injury.

Due to aircraft limitations, a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew could not immediately be dispatched to recover the injured man. Watchstanders monitored the man’s condition while the oil tanker continued its course towards San Francisco.

Source: USCG