USCG search for crewman missing from Chilean cargo ship

US Coast Guard (USCG) rescue teams are searching the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico for a man thought to have gone overboard from a Chilean cargo ship, according to the Associated Press.

A cutter, two helicopters and an aircraft from various east coast Air Stations were involved in the operation to find Luis Leyva Aliaga, a first engineer on the 252-foot Berkay N which was en route from Gibraltar to Cuba.

USCG became involved after Berkay N radioed a report that the crewman did not report for his scheduled watch and could not be found on board.

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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