USCG: Search Launched for Missing Crew Member of Star Bulk Ship
A crew member of the Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier has been reported missing off Alabama.
On Thursday, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) launched a search for the seafarer of the 71,500 cbm Supramax bulker Star Aquila some 12 nautical miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama.
The USCG has deployed its 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.
As informed, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report in the early morning hours of January 23 that the crew member was missing. The 41-year-old male was last seen Wednesday at 5:30 p.m local time.
Crew members conducted a search of the vessel with negative results.
The 2012-Star Aquila has been at anchor for eight days and was scheduled to transit into Mobile on Thursday.
The 56,500 dwt bulker is operated by Greece-based Star Bulk Carriers, according to data provided by VesselsValue.