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Coast Guard searches for missing tanker ship crewmember east of Cape Hatteras

The Coast Guard announced Wednesday afternoon, June 24 it is searching for a crewmember of a tanker ship approximately 400 miles east of Cape Hatteras.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District Command Center were notified that a man overboard had been reported aboard the tanker ship Hellas Gladiator.

An Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircraft was launched to search for the missing crewmember, along with two good Samaritan vessels which were notified via Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue messages. 

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