Search suspended for two missing from Bow Fortune collisionChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 17, 2020
The search has been suspended for two missing from a fishing boat involved in a collision with chemical tanker Bow Fortune on Tuesday in Galveston.
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Search and rescue teams had searched more than 126 sq miles over a three day period searching for the two missing men.
“It is never an easy decision to suspend a search," said Cmdr. Jordan Baldueza, US Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Houston-Galveston search and rescue mission coordinator.
“Our hearts are with the families, friends and loved agencies, as well as multiple good Samaritans, have worked tirelessly over the past three days to conduct aerial flights, shore patrols and maritime searches covering more than 49 square miles in hopes of locating these two gentlemen.”
Odfjell Tankers, owner of the Bow Fortune, said the vessel was under pilotage at the head of convoy at the time of the incident.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by the USCG and the US National Transportation Safety Board. ■