Press release

River Humber search for man overboard

The Coastguard has carried out an intensive search for a man overboard from a cargo vessel in the River Humber.

Coastguard Rescue Officers

At 8pm last night (Wednesday 3 September 2014) Humber Coastguard was alerted by Humber VTS that a crew member had gone over board from the Netherlands registered cargo vessel Freya close to Grimsby on the River Humber.

A comprehensive search of the river took place overnight involving Humber and Cleethorpes RNLI lifeboats, a rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield and 25 commercial vessels from the Grimsby area which also helped with the search. A thorough search of the shoreline was undertaken by Cleethorpes Coastguard Rescue Team but no sign of the man was found.

The cargo vessel Freya was on passage to the Port of Immingham.

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Published 4 September 2014