Cargo Vessel Crew Member Falls Overboard In Gulf of Alaska

A crew member fell overboard from a cargo vessel in the Gulf of Alaska Tuesday night and was not found. The “Aqua Splendor” was on its way to Asia from Washington state and was about 300 miles south of Kodiak when the crew member fell. They threw flotation gear to him and put out a distress call. The Coast Guard sent out a C-130 but it was forced by the weather to turn back. A second vessel also searched, but found no sign of the man.