Coast Guard searching for missing tanker ship crewmember

CAPE HATTERAS, NC (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a crewmember of a tanker ship approximately 400 miles east off Cape Hatteras in North Carolina.

The agency on Wednesday said a man was reported overboard from the tanker ship Hellas Gladiator.

A Coast Guard aircraft and two good Samaritan vessels are assisting in the search.

The Virginian-Pilot reports the Hellas Gladiator is headed to the Netherlands. It sails under the flag of Malta.

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