Huge search underway after man goes missing from ferry in Irish Sea

Huge search underway after man goes missing from ferry in Irish Sea

 

A major sea search is underway off the coast of Wales for a passenger reported missing from a ferry.

The man was reported missing at 9pm on Monday from a ferry travelling from Dublin to Holyhead.

He was last seen on the ferry between 3.30pm and 4pm on Monday.

Coastguards said the sea and air search was carried out overnight and has covered more than 1,000 square miles.

Lifeboats from Porthdinllaen, Holyhead and Moelfre and a rescue helicopter from Caernarfon have all been involved as well as a rescue helicopter from the Irish Coastguard.

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North Wales Police has also been carrying out port and vessel searches.

A spokeswoman from the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “HM Coastguard has coordinated a wide scale air and sea search overnight covering over 1,000 square nautical miles with nothing found.

“HM Coastguard’s fixed wing aircraft and the Coastguard Rescue helicopter from Caernarfon are scheduled to make an overflight of the search area based on the latest calculated search area this morning.”

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