Coast Guard crews search for missing mariner off Oahu

HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing mariner Wednesday, 300-miles east of Hawaii.

The mariner, Phouc Nguyen, is a 53 years-old Vietnamese man reported to be wearing brown shorts and a white t-shirt without a personal flotation device.

At 6:30 a.m., Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu was notified by the fishing vessel St. Marie Anne, homeported in Honolulu, that a crew member was missing. The captain estimated the crew member was last seen at approximately 4 a.m.

JRCC Honolulu watchstanders launched crews at 9 a.m. from Air Station Barbers Point, Cutter Joseph Gerczak and the Cutter Kimball to begin searching.

The St. Marie Anne crew is also searching.


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