Coast Guard searching for missing ship crewmember off Cape Hatteras

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City C=130 Hercules aircraft file photo.

CAPE HATTERAS, N.J. – The Coast Guard is searching for a crewmember of a tanker ship approximately 400 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District command center received a report from watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s First District Command Center that a man overboard had been reported aboard the tanker ship Hellas Gladiator.

A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircraft was launched to search for the missing crewmember, along with two good Samaritan vessels which were notified via Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue messages.

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