Search Begins for Crewman Missing from Indian Tanker
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Pictured is a passport photo of tanker crewman Ram Mohan Singh, who was reported missing after a crew muster aboard the Rainbow Quest at 8 a.m. at the Southwest Pass Anchorage, Jan. 7, 2014. Singh is a native of Mumbai, India. (Photo issued by Mumbai passport office)

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a an Indian crewman, Ram Mohan Singh, 25, reported missing from a tanker vessel anchored five miles south of Southwest Pass, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the 598-foot Rainbow Quest that Singh was missing after an 8 a.m. muster. The Hong Kong-flagged ship conducted sweeps of the vessel with negative results; no life jackets were reported missing.  The vessel has been at the Southwest Pass Anchorage for the past 24 hours. Singh was last seen Monday at 9 p.m. wearing an orange jump suit.

Search-and-rescue resources are: Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65D helicopter crew; Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala. HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew and Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew.

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