Crew Member Falls Off Tanker Ship, Search Continues

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The U.S. Coast Guard continues searching for crew member who fell off tanker ship, reports APNews.

What happened?

A 27-year-old crew member fell overboard from a tanker ship on Wednesday evening.

The tanker ship Sagami was about 29 miles offshore of Sabine Pass, Texas when the incident happened.

Search operations

He was last seen wearing an orange life jacket and coveralls with reflective tape.

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday continued to search for the crew member along the Southeast Texas coast.

During the search, crews covered approximately 2,823 square miles over 48 hours with four aircraft and two vessels.

“The Coast Guard completed an exhaustive search using all available search and rescue assets,” said Petty Officer 1st Class John McKendrick, Sector Houston-Galveston command duty officer. “Cases like these are hard and our thoughts and prayers are with this mariner’s family, friends and shipmates.”

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Source: APNews

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