Crewmember missing from tanker near New Orleans

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(NEW ORLEANS) — The Coast Guard is searching for a an Indian crewman reported missing from a tanker vessel anchored fives miles south of Southwest Pass, Tuesday.

Missing is Ram Mohan Singh, 25.

Watch standers 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 jumpsuit.

Search-and-rescue resources are Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65D helicopter crew; Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew; and Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew.

If anyone has information concerning the missing crewman, please contact Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2200.

By Professional Mariner Staff