Search for missing crewman in Irish Sea

UPDATE: 4.45pm UK time Tuesday 6th October

The search has now concluded.

UPDATE: 12.15pm UK time Tuesday 6th October

The search for the reported missing crewman from a ferry in the Irish Sea has been ongoing this morning and continues into the afternoon.

The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Caernarfon, the Coastguard fixed-wing aircraft and Holyhead RNLI lifeboat are assisting in the search.

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HM Coastguard has coordinated a wide scale search for a crew man reported missing from a ferry in the Irish Sea.

At 9pm Monday 5th October, Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre received a report of a missing crew man from a ferry on passage from Dublin to Holyhead and launched a wide scale search involving Porthdynllaen RNLI lifeboat, Holyhead RNLI all weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat, Moelfre RNLI lifeboat, HM Coastguard's fixed wing aircraft and the rescue helicopter from the Irish Coastguard as well as North Wales Police for port and vessel searches.

The crew man was last seen between 3.30 and 4pm on Monday 5th October and was found to be missing during the voyage to Holyhead.

HM Coastguard has coordinated a wide scale air and sea search overnight covering over 1,000 square nautical miles with nothing found.  HM Coastguard's fixed wing aircraft and the Coastguard Rescue helicopter from Caernarfon are scheduled to make an overflight of the search area based on the latest calculated search area this morning (Tuesday 6th October).  

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