Coast Guard ends search of Gulf for cruise ship crewmember
GALVESTON, Texas - The Coast Guard is giving up its search of a section of the Gulf of Mexico for a crewmember missing from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
In a statement, the Coast Guard says it suspended its search for Norman DeCastro around midday Tuesday. That was after it had searched more than 5,000 square nautical miles for the 39-year-old Filipino crewmember of the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas by sea and air since DeCastro was reported missing early Monday.
The ship was 170 miles southeast of Galveston when the DeCastro was reported as missing at 4:30 a.m. Monday. A Coast Guard statement says the crewmember had been last seen at 1:30 a.m. Monday on the ship's closed-circuit television.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Wednesday afternoon Cindy update
Governor Edwards gives updates on Tropical Storm Cindy
INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Convicted former CATS Board member involved in more questionable activities
Volunteers help St. Martin Parish residents prepare for Tropical Storm Cindy
DPW cleaning out ditches in EBR as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches