Man missing southwest of Kodiak

Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man missing from a ship 775 miles southwest of Alaska's Kodiak Island.

A Turkish crew member early Tuesday was reported to have fallen overboard from the 626-foot Yasa Fortune, a bulk carrier flagged in the Marshall Islands. The man's name was not released.

The Coast Guard received a report of the missing man at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday and issued a marine information broadcast requesting assistance from vessels in the area.

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft launched from Kodiak at 3:55 a.m.

The agency says the crew of the Smarty, another bulk carrier, assisted in the search. The search was suspended just before noon.

Winds in the area were calm, with a mile of visibility and 43-degree water temperature.

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