Articles: Coast Guard searching for missing mariners in Republic of the Marshall Islands
- Coast Guard asked for help to find American, Marshall Islanders - World Teach American James Debrueys and three Marshallese, including a pregnant woman
- Four missing at sea near Majuro in the Marshalls - small boat loaded with goods and strong winds could have played part in disappearance
The U.S. Embassy in Majuro contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center at 3 p.m. Friday for assistance in creating search patterns using the drift search and rescue optimal planning system.
Search patterns will provide local rescue assets a better sense of the missing mariners possible location based on currents and weather. A sea patrol boat from the Republic of Marshall Islands is searching, as is a private aircraft.
At 1 p.m. Saturday the JRCC was contacted again by the U.S. Embassy requesting assets to assist in the search. A Coast Guard HC-130 aircrew from Barbers Point launched at 3 p.m. Saturday. The C-130 search plane has conducted more than 6,900 square mile search pattern.
For more information contact Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Henderson at 808-535-3230.
- 14th Coast Guard District, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 28, 2010