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Coast Guard searches for man overboard off Oahu

April 15, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — The Coast Guard says a search has been launched for a Japanese crew member of a container ship who was reported overboard northeast of Oahu.

According to the Coast Guard, the 23-year-old had been on the ship Hercules Highway. He was last seen at about 7 p.m. Sunday.

The Coast Guard was notified shortly before 8:30 a.m. Monday that the man went overboard about 805 miles (1,295 kilometers) northeast of Oahu.

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew responded to the scene. The Coast Guard says the container ship has changed course and also is searching for the missing man.

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