Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard suspended its active search at 1:13p.m. Thursday for the missing man who fell overboard during a ship-to-ship personnel transfer 70 miles off the coast of San Diego, April 8, 2009.

The search was suspended for Reynaldo Agas, 40, of the Philippines, reported to have gone overboard at 7:47 p.m.

The Coast Guard searched for approximately 16 hours totaling a search area that covered more than 200 square nautical miles.

“The managers and crew of the SKS Sinni express their deep condolences to the family and friends and co-workers of Agas,” said James Lawrence, a representative for the SKS Sinni.

The search began after Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center JHOC received a search and rescue notification from the oil tanker BW Thames.

The Coast Guard search assets included an MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter and the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter from Sector San Diego.

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  1. Richard says:

    Rey leaves a wife and four children under the age of 10. Please keep them all in your prayers at this terrible time for them.

  2. shiela says:

    I know Rey and his wife Jean, both are very good soul. I just felt terribly sad for this.

  3. Rina says:

    tito rey was one of the kindest man i’ve ever met. he had worked hard for his family, and it’s very unfortunate that this has come upon him. may he rest in peace. he will be dearly missed.

  4. Jeraldine says:

    Jean’s friends at Philippine National Bank continue to pray for the recovery of her husband’s body and for the good Lord to bestow her wisdom, courage and increase of faith to endure.

  5. tet says:

    Let us pray for his soul for his a good man. May God grant comfort, peace and justice that the family Agas deserve for this tragic accident.

  6. David Macey says:

    I have just heard the terrible news about Rey. I am deeply saddened by this news, Rey was one of the nicest guys I ever had the pleasure to meet and work with. My sincere condolences to his family. God bless you Rey.