The US Coast Guard commenced a search for a crewmember who reportedly went overboard of an LPG tanker at a position about 400 miles east of Cape Hatteras on Wednesday afternoon, June 24.
Accordingly, watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s First District Command Center received a report that a man overboard had been reported aboard the LPG tanker Hellas Gladiator.
Therefore, the USCG launched an Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircraft for the search of the missing seafarer. In the meatime, two nearby vessels were informed through the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) system and are also participating in the search.
It is reported that the 2016-built Hellas Gladiator is a Malta-flagged LPG tanker operated by a prominent Greek shipping company.
When the incident occured, the vessel was sailing from Freeport, Texas to Terneuzen, the Netherlands.