A frantic search is underway off the UK

2011.1.21-HIGHLANDER.jpgAn air and sea search is underway after a man went missing from a P&O Highlander ferry in Cairnryan.

Clyde Coastguard are co-ordinating the search for the man who was reported missing by a coach driver after the ferry docked at about 0930 GMT.

The ferry is being searched and a Royal Navy rescue helicopter and lifeboats from Larne, Portpatrick and Stranraer are searching for him.

Larne RNLI said the search is concentrated on Lough Ryan.

A P&O spokesperson said they had searched the ship and were assisting authorities to locate the passenger.

Source: BBC