US Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Crewmember in GOM

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a crewmember who went missing off a work boat in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 30-miles south of the Southwest Pass.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the initial report from a crewmember aboard the research vessel, Western Monarch, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, stating that a crewmember was missing after the work boat with four people aboard capsized while transferring personnel working with two WesternGeco research vessels, the Western Monarch and Western Neptune, both 295-foot seismic research vessels. Three people were immediately rescued by the Western Monarch.

The Coast Guard searched more than 800-square miles of the Gulf of Mexico with the following assets:

  • Four HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopters and crews
  • Two 87-foot patrol boats and crews
  • A 41-foot utility boat and crew
  • An HU-144A Ocean Sentry plane and crew
  • An HU-25 Falcon jet and crew
     
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