Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Fishing Vessel Hung-Yi Crewmember

14th Coast Guard District NewsHONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a man overboard approximately 863 miles northeast of American Samoa at 5 p.m., Saturday.

An aircrew piloting an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was launched at 2:24 a.m. and arrived in the search area at 8:15 a.m. Friday. The aircrew saturated the search area covering a total area of 1,012 square miles.

Watchstanders in Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a request for assistance in locating an overboard-Filipino crewmember off the 172-foot fishing vessel Hung-Yi at 9:44 p.m. Thursday. The request originally came from RCC Taipei and was sent to both RCC New Zealand and JRCC Honolulu.

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