Coast Guard searches for man overboard off Oahu
- Associated Press
- April 15, 2014 - 12:00 PM
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard says a search has been launched for a Japanese crew member of a container ship who was reported overboard northeast of Oahu.
According to the Coast Guard, the 23-year-old had been on the ship Hercules Highway. He was last seen at about 7 p.m. Sunday.
The Coast Guard was notified shortly before 8:30 a.m. Monday that the man went overboard about 805 miles (1,295 kilometers) northeast of Oahu.
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew responded to the scene. The Coast Guard says the container ship has changed course and also is searching for the missing man.
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