Man reported overboard south of Kodiak Island

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a crewman missing more than 12 hours from a vessel bound from Washington State to eastern Asia.

The crewmember fell from the boat carrier Aqua Splendor.

The Coast Guard took a distress alert from the vessel Tuesday night when it was 300 miles south of the city of Kodiak.

Crewmembers threw floatation devices to the man overboard to assist him and to mark the location.

The Coast Guard launched a C-130 aircraft to assist in the search but foul weather forced the airplane back to its base.

The Coast Guard had planned to resume searching Wednesday but inclement weather kept its plane grounded. Weather also limited visibility in the search area.

The family members and the estate of seamen lost at sea are entitled to recover from the seaman’s employer if the seaman’s death was caused by the vessel’s negligence. If you are the surviving relative of a seaman who died in service of a vessel, contact an experienced maritime attorney to explore your rights.

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