Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Sabine Pass

Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo by Seaman Meredith A. Manning

Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo by Seaman Meredith A. Manning

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water approximately 29 miles offshore Sabine Pass, Texas.

The individual was last seen wearing an orange life jacket and coveralls with reflective tape.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification Wednesday evening of a 27-year-old male crew member who had fallen overboard from the tanker vessel Sagami. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Station Sabine 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Sector Houston-Galveston command center at 281-464-4854.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
  • Coast Guard Cutter Alligator
  • Coast Guard Station Sabine
  • Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi

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