Coast Guard searches NJ, Md. coast for missing crew member

Coast Guard 45 Foot Response BoatPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing crew member between Bayonne, New Jersey and Ocean City, Maryland.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received notification at approximately  4:30 p.m. from the 600-foot, Marshall Islands flag freight ship Ibrahim Dede of a missing crew member. The crew member was last reported on board after departing Bayonne, New Jersey.  The crew discovered the man was missing while the ship was in transit to its next port.

A Coast Guard Station New York 45-Foot Response Boat crew, a Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City C-130 Hercules airplane crew have all launched in response to aid the search.

The freight ship Ibrahim Dede is continuing to Norfolk International Terminal to dock.

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