Coast Guard Searches For Missing Tanker Crewman Off Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI (July 7, 2014) The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man reported missing from a Liberian-flagged tanker in the Gulf of Mexico that was en route to Port Aransas.

The crew of the tanker called the Coast Guard for help Sunday afternoon when the ship was about 20 miles offshore.

The missing man is the tanker’s chief engineer, a 47-year-old from Russia.

Crews were searching by helicopter, aircraft and boat.

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