Coast Guard searches for missing crewmember 55 miles south of Freshwater BayouNEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard crews and offshore supply vessels are searching for a crewmember reported missing from a platform 55 miles south of Freshwater Bayou.
Missing is Peter Voces, 38, last seen wearing an orange work vest, jeans and a brown shirt.
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 7:30 p.m. of a crewmember seen going into the water from a platform in Vermillion Block 200.
Search-and-rescue resources are:
[li]The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutters Pompano and Skipjack;[/li][/ul]
[li]Two HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crews from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala.;[/li][/ul]
[li]Two MH-65 Dolphin crews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans;[/li][/ul]
[li]The offshore supply vessels Captain Bill and Becky Cabarella and four additional offshore supply vessels.[/li][/ul]
“The Coast Guard, in coordination with the civilian good Samaritans vessels, are aggressively searching for Mr. Voces,” said Cmdr. Ken Blair, search-and-rescue mission coordinator with Sector New Orleans.