HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has extracted an injured man from an Italian oil tanker in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston. The Coast Guard reports a snapped wire struck a 32-year-old man in his chest Wednesday afternoon about 38 miles off the coast. The captain of the 800-foot ship named Giovanni Battista De Carlini says the wire broke while the crew member was inspecting it.
The Coast Guard says the man was transported by helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. His condition is unclear.