Coast Guard crews search for missing Filipino crewman

America's Heartland Coast Guard NewsMOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 37-year-old Filipino crewman from a container ship off the coast of Mobile, Monday.

Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island watchstanders received a call from the Mobile Pilots reporting a missing crewmember aboard the Singapore-flagged MSC Tokyo at approximately 2:30 a.m. Watchstanders were told the crewmember was reportedly seen wearing blue coveralls with white pinstripes and a life jacket.

It was reported the missing crewmember was responsible for recovering the Jacob’s ladder after the pilot arrived. The ladder was later observed down with a shoe on deck indicating the possibility of the crewmember falling overboard.

Resources currently searching are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew;
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew;
  • Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat—Medium crew;
  • The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Seahawk crew;
  • A 40-foot Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla boat crew;
  • A 32-foot Mobile Police Department contender crew;
  • A 32-foot Alabama Marine Resources jet boat crew;
  • A 23-foot Daphne Search and Rescue boat crew;
  • A 27-foot Bon Secour Fire Department boat crew.

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