USCG calls off search for chief mate missing from Golden Ocean bulker

USCG calls off search for chief mate missing from Golden Ocean bulker

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has announced the suspension of search activities for a crewman reported missing from a bulk carrier near Seattle.

A total of 25 searches had been conducted for the chief mate of 2011-built panamax vessel Golden Jake, who was noticed to be missing while the ship was at anchor north of Blake Island State Park in Puget Sound.

Authorities deployed USCG cutter Wahoo and resources from Air Station Port Angeles during the searches.

An investigation into the disappearance of the man, a Filipino national, is being conducted by officers of Sector Puget Sound and of Customs and Border Protections.

Golden Jake is owned by John Fredriksen’s Golden Ocean Group.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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    Andrew
    March 2, 2018 at 2:16 am

    What a pity…
    The Golden Jake is a tsuneishi zhoushan built kamsarmax (rather than panamax)