Searching for overboard tug masters Suspended

By Accidents

Coast Guard suspended its search pending further developments for the 48-year-old man that was stated to have fallen overboard from a Boston-bound tugboat nearly 9 miles south of Newport, R.I., Thursday at 1:35 p.m.
Coast Guard crew members covered over 775 square miles searching for the master of the New York-based 91-foot tug Steven-Scott.
The crew members of the Steven-Scott has contacted the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center at 2:40 p.m., Wednesday, stating that the man was last seen nearly at 1:30 p.m. and that he might have gone overboard.
“The Coast Guard conducted a thorough search with multiple assets through the night, but unfortunately they haven't received new information,” told Petty Officer- first Class Joaquin Alayola, a search and save controller at the first Coast Guard District in Boston.
Searching were crews from:
- Coast Guard Station Point Judith forty-seven-foot Motor Life Boat
- Coast Guard Station Castle Hill forty-five-foot Response Boat-Medium
- Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-sixty Jayhawk helicopter
- The Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark, an eighty-seven-foot Patrol Boat from Newport, R.I.
- The Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel, a 110-foot Patrol Boat from Woods Hole, Mass.