The Coast Guard suspended its search on Wednesday after searching for 44 hours in a search area of 1,179 sq. mi.
The Coast Guard is searching for a an Indian crewman reported missing from a tanker vessel anchored fives miles south of Southwest Pass, Tuesday.
Missing is Ram Mohan Singh, 25.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the 598′ Rainbow Quest that Singh was missing after an 8 a.m. muster. The Hong Kong-flagged ship conducted sweeps of the vessel with negative results; no life jackets were reported missing. The vessel has been at the Southwest Pass Anchorage for the past 24 hours. Singh was last seen Monday at 9 p.m. wearing an orange jump suit.
Search-and-rescue resources are:
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65D helicopter crew;
Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala. HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew;
Coast Guard Station Venice 45′ Response Boat — Medium boatcrew.
If anyone has information concerning the missing crewman, please contact Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2200.