U.S. Coast Guard Searching for Missing Crewmember in Gulf of Mexico

Mike Schuler
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October 28, 2013

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that Coast Guard crews and offshore supply vessels are searching for a crewmember reported missing from a platform 55 miles south of Freshwater Bayou in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 7:30 p.m. Sunday of a crewmember seen going into the water from a platform in Vermillion Block 200.

The Coast Guard has identified the man missing as Peter Voces, 38, who was last seen wearing an orange work vest, jeans and a brown shirt.

Involved in the search are the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutters Pompano and Skipjack, two Coast Guard helicopters, one Coast Guard aircraft and the offshore supply vessels Captain Bill and Becky Cabarella, along with four additional OSVs.

“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.

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