Search for Missing Tugboat Crewman Suspended
April 27, 2012
The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 48-year-old crewman who was reported to have fallen overboard from a Boston-bound tugboat approximately 9 miles south of Newport. The man, whose name has been withheld, was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon.
Coast Guard crews covered more than 775 square miles searching for the master of the New York-based 91’ tug Steven-Scott.
The crew of the Steven-Scott contacted the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center at 2:40 p.m., Wednesday, reporting that the man was last seen at approximately 1:30 p.m. and that he may have gone overboard.
“The Coast Guard conducted a thorough search with multiple assets through the night, but unfortunately they did not yield new information,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Joaquin Alayola, a search and rescue controller at the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston.