Crewman Overboard Near Texas

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 15, 2014

Authorities searching for an overboard sailor 10 miles off Sabine Pass, Texas
 
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the crew of a nearby ship are searching for a crewman who fell overboard while painting the side of a bulk carrier at anchor about 10 miles off Sabine Pass, Texas, Saturday.
 
The crew of the CF Crystal, a Chinese-flagged 738-foot bulk carrier, contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders at about 9 a.m. Saturday, to report a crewman had fallen overboard. 
 
The crew reportedly threw the man a life ring but couldn't reach him, and they saw him submerge shortly after.
 
The USCG dispatched a Station Sabine Pass 45-foot rescue boatcrew, which arrived on scene within 30 minutes and began searching. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Houston was also sent to join the search.
 
The Liberian flagged Corrido, a 600-foot tanker, lowered a life boat and joined the search, finding the missing man's hard hat.
 
The search is ongoing.
 
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