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.