Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Sailor Missing From Merchant Ship

Swansea Coastguard is co-ordinating the search for a missing Philippino crewman. The man was reported as missing from the merchant vessel 'Brojoinville' at 4.00 pm this afternoon. He was last seen onboard at 1.00 pm. Swansea Coastguard has broadcast a mayday relay requesting all shipping in the area to keep a look out for the missing man. The Barry Island Coastguard Rescue Team have carried out a shoreline search.
The Barry Dock RNLI Lifeboat and three RNLI lifeboats from Weston super Mare have been requested to launch and are currently searching an area four miles south of Break Sea Point where the man was last seen. Two rescue helicopters are also searching and a Nimrod is on its way to the scene to join the search. Dave Hughes Swansea Coastguard Watch Manager says: "We are searching for a man thought to be dressed in a red boiler suit. Sadly, we have not been able to find any sign of him yet, despite good searching conditions."

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