The 42-year-old Philippine crew member missing from the "Seastar Endeavour" is dead after he fell over board in the North Sea on MAy 20. A rescue helicopter found the man heavily hypothermic in the water 12 miles west of Esbjerg. The mate was flown to the Aarhus University Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.
The man was last seen on board the ship when he left the bridge at the end of his watch at 4 a.m. north of Hanstholm. At noon he was expected to start a new watch. When did not turn up an alarm was triggered. The ship was located west of Esbjerg then.
An SAR operation was launched along the entire Danish West Coast, from Hanstholm in the north to Esbjerg in the south. The search included two rescue helicopters and 12 ships of the Civil Guard. At 4.30 p.m. the man, who was 2nd mate on board the ship, was located next to Blåvand.
A grain barge was raised the Mississippi River after it hit a bridge at Vicksburg and sank. A contractor started the work on May 19. He built an A-frame at the site on May 18 to lift the barge. The river's channel was not blocked and vessels can avoid the sunken barge. The barge sank after it hit the older of two bridges at Vicksburg on May 16 as the "Jeffrey G" was traveling downriver with about 30 barges and one of the barges hit the bridge. Several others broke loose and had to be recovered.