Chief Engineer of aframax Elia lost off Port Aransas, Gulf of Mexico
At around 1400 LT July 6 US Coast Guard received a call from tanker Elia, reporting missing crew, 47-old Russian Chief Engineer. He was seen last time at 1010 LT, and then disappeared, believed to fall overboard. Vessel was thoroughly searched, but he wasn’t found. Vessel was some 20 miles off Port Aransas, en route from Lake Chrales to Corpus Christi, Gulf of Mexico. Rescue boat, helicopter and a plane were engaged in search. Vessel was anchored on Corpus Christi Anchorage in the evening July 6. according to news in local media, he wasn’t found.