The Coast Guard is searching for a crew member who went missing somewhere between Bayonne, New Jersey and Ocean City, Maryland.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received an alert around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday from the 600-foot, Marshall Islands flag freight ship Ibrahim Dede reporting a missing crew member.
Officials say the unidentified crewmember was last reported on board after the ship departed Bayonne, New Jersey. The crew discovered he was missing while the ship was traveling to its next port.
A Coast Guard Station New York 45-Foot Response Boat crew, a Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an Air Station Elizabeth City C-130 Hercules airplane crew all joined in the search effort. The Ibrahim Dede is continuing its journey to the Norfolk International Terminal to dock.
If you have any information on the search, please call 5th District Public Affairs at (757)-434-7712 or Public Affairs Detachment New York at (917)-703-0983.