Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Filipino crewman missing from a cargo ship north of Dutch Harbor. John Ree Payla, 21, went missing from the 754-foot Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel Corona Infinity on Sunday. The Coast Guard said a HC-130 Hercules airplane, two of its helicopters, the Corona Infinity and the fishing vessel Andronica from Dutch Harbor were involved in the search.
Corona InfinityAn urgent marine information broadcast also was issued encouraging vessels in the area to keep a look out for the man. His uniform was found on the rear deck of the ship, the Coast Guard said. The Corona Infinity is a bulk coal carrier that was headed for Prince Rupert, British Columbia.