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U. S. Coast Guard conducting rescue operations for overboard cargo ship crew member


SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, Calif. – The U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) is currently searching for a person that fell overboard from a bulk carrier vessel, the African Cardinal, about 14 miles off the coast of Point Conception.

At 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, watchstanders with USCG Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach Command Center received the call of a person overboard and immediately issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast via VHF channel 16 detail a USCG press release of the incident.

The USCG launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Forward Operating Base Point Mugu, a small boat crew from USCG Station Channel Islands, and diverted the USCG Cutter Robert Ward to search the area.

If you have any information that could assist in this active rescue operation, you are asked to contact USCG Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach at 310-521-3801.

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