Crewman missing from tanker off Bolivar, Texas

The following is the text of a press release issued April 14 by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(HOUSTON) — The Coast Guard is searching for a 29-year-old crewman who went missing off a tanker near Bolivar, Texas today.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call at 5:05 a.m. from the agent of the tanker Chembulk New York. The agent reported that one of his crewman had gone missing; the last time he had been seen was at midnight , during the crew muster, just before leaving Texas City Dock 67.

The Coast Guard dispatched a rescue boat crew from Station Galveston  and is broadcasting a notice to all mariners to be on the look-out for any sign of the missing crewman. The Texas City Police Department is searching the Texas City Dyke area as well.

The missing crewman is described as being five-feet, seven inches tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds. It is unknown what he was wearing.

If anyone has any information about the missing crewman, they are requested to contact the Coast Guard at (713) 678-9057. 

By Professional Mariner Staff