Coast Guard Searches for Two Missing Crewman

By MarEx 2014-01-08 08:55:00

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

Missing is Ram Mohan Singh, 25.

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.

Additionally a search for a cruise crewmember is underway after he was reported overboard from a cruise ship approximately 1,133 miles northeast of Hilo, Hawaii on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old male Filipino national was reported overboard from the Grand Princess. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barber's Point is currently on scene and the cruise ship has changed course and is searching for the missing person.

As part of the AMVER program, the container ship Horizon Reliance is assisting in the search along with the Grand Princess's sister ship, Star Princess.

AMVER, sponsored by the Coast Guard, is a unique, computer-based, and voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. With AMVER, rescue coordinators can identify participating ships in the area of distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to respond.