Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fishing boat near Majuro

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fishing boat near Majuro

The Coast Guard suspended their search Saturday for an overdue 83-foot commercial fishing vessel near the Republic of Marshall Islands.

Fishing vessel Clear Water 02 reportedly went missing with nine people aboard while en route to Majuro for offload, March 12.

A Coast Guard aircraft searched 49,837 square miles totaling 44 search hours. Ten good Samaritan vessels also assisted in search efforts.

On March 12, watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu received notification that the vessel failed to return to port as scheduled.

Clear Water 02 is a Federated States of Micronesia flagged vessel with one Marshallese and eight Chinese nationals aboard.

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