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Press Release | Feb. 6, 2023

Coast Guard searching for missing crew member near Sabine, Texas

Coast Guard PADET Texas - Office: (281) 464-4810 / After Hours: (832) 293-1293

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with state and local responders, are searching for a missing tugboat crew member near Sabine, Texas, Monday.

Missing is a 35-year-old white male last seen wearing a white shirt and black pants.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a notification at 6:10 a.m. from the tugboat Smith Invader stating a crew member was last seen at 10 p.m. Sunday and was noticed missing after a crew boat was supposed to transfer him off the vessel at 6 a.m. Monday.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Sabine 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to search for the missing crew member.

Involved in the search are:

  • Sector Houston-Galveston
  • Station Sabine
  • Air Station Houston
  • Jefferson County Police Department
  • Texas General Land Office

Anyone with information that may assist search efforts should contact Sector Houston-Galveston at 281-464-4851.

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