US Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Seafarer


The US Coast Guard (USCG) has suspended its search for a missing crew member who fell of a container ship near the Ambrose Channel, New York, on October 27.

At approximately 8:30 am local time, the USGC New York received a call from the containership Northern Jaguar that a 35-year-old crewmember had fallen overboard while arranging a pilot ladder in 15-foot seas and 35 mile per hour winds.

The Northern Jaguar is docked at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, as of 01:38 local time on October 28. It had most recently called at Pasir Panjang Wharves in Singapore. Its destination was the Port of Charleston.   

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Crews from the USCG searched for 24 hours and covered more than 460 square miles, but have now suspended pending any further developments.

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Captain Jason Tama, commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, commented: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends involved in this case. The suspension of an active search and rescue case is a difficult decision to make.

“Factors such as water temperature, weather conditions, and length of time the person has been missing, inform the decision”.

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