Coast Guard searching for missing mariner 529 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi

Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing mariner who entered the water with two other people 529 miles east of Virginia Beach, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 5th District command center received a report at 4:00 a.m. that motor vessel Stena Progress had diverted from its course to respond to a MAYDAY broadcast on VHF-FM channel 16 from sailing vessel In Tune.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous, an HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and an HC-144 Casa aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, were launched to respond.


Once the HC-130 Hercules aircrew arrived on scene, two of the three persons had been recovered by the Stena Progress, and the aircrew deployed a life raft into the water and commenced their search for the remaining person in the water.

The HC-144 Casa aircrew relieved the HC-130 Hercules aircrew from the search Wednesday afternoon.


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