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Missing crewmen: One from cruise ship, another from cargo vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship crew member
Lisa J. Huriash 27 Dec 2018
The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for a Royal Caribbean crew member who went overboard off the Harmony of the Seas about 270 miles from Puerto Rico.

Arron Hough, 20, of the United Kingdom went overboard on Christmas Day, the Coast Guard said.

Meanwhile, Coast guard crews based in South Florida are working without pay as they search for another missing person.

Search for missing merchant ship crew enters third day
27 December 2018

JOHOR BARU, Dec 27 — The search and rescue operation (SAR) for another missing crew member of MV Amanda which sank two days ago in the eastern waters of Tanjung Sepang, near Kota Tinggi today focuses on the coast of Tanjung Punggai and Tanjung Sepang.

Johor Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) director First Admiral Maritime Aminuddin Abdul Rashid said the SAR which entered its third day would concentrate on a search area of 120 nautical miles covering Tanjung Penawar to Tanjung Sepang.

“Diving and salvage teams have already begun to assess the diving areas to find the victim who may be trapped inside the ship,” he said in a statement here today.

He said various assets including ships and boats of various agencies were deployed in the operation mounted by 92 officers and personnel from various agencies including marine police, Fire and Rescue Department as well as the navy and army.

In the 2pm incident yesterday, the ship carrying nine foreign crew sustained damage in the generator which caused the wheel of the ship to malfunction and the ship later capsized and sank.

Six crew members were rescued while two of three missing men were found on Christmas Day. — Bernama