Coast Guard searching for missing Indian tanker crewman

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a an Indian crewman reported missing from a tanker vessel anchored fives miles south of Southwest Pass, Tuesday.

Missing is Ram Mohan Singh, 25.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the 598-foot tanker vessel Rainbow Quest that Singh was missing after an 8 a.m. muster.

Pictured is a passport photo of tanker crewman Ram Mohan Singh, who was reported missing after a crew muster aboard the Rainbow Quest at 8 a.m. at the Southwest Pass Anchorage, Jan. 7, 2014. Singh is a native of Mumbai, India. (Photo issued by Mumbai passport office)

Pictured is a passport photo of tanker crewman Ram Mohan Singh  Singh is a native of Mumbai, India. (Photo issued by Mumbai passport office)

The Hong Kong-flagged ship conducted sweeps of the vessel with negative results; no life jackets were reported missing.  The vessel has been at the Southwest Pass Anchorage for the past 24 hours. Singh was last seen Monday at 9 p.m. wearing an orange jump suit.

Search-and-rescue resources are:

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65D helicopter crew;

Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala. HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew;

Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew.

If anyone has information concerning the missing crewman, please contact Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2200.

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