A 27-year-old Indian seafarer is missing since December 3rd in the US waters. The family last talked to the missing crew member on December 2nd.
According to the company letter received by the family, the missing seafarer was last reported overboard whilst rigging the Pilot latter at 7:06 hrs local time.
The vessel was approaching Port Arthur in Texas. The letter sent by the hiring firm Elegant Marine Services doesn’t specify any update regarding search and rescue.
On his last call with his family, the seaman sounded worried and wanted to come home. The family also spoke to the crew members and found that there were other seafarers who were working with him at the same time.
Also, according to the family, the missing seafarer’s contract was extended till May 2021 even though the initial contract was of six months. The family is now seeking help from the Ministry of External Affairs.