The United States Coast Guard is searching for a man who fell off the container ship Maersk Tukang while the vessel was in the Port of Savannah on October 27, 2020. The Coast Guard received notification from the Georgia Port Authority at approximately 3:00 am indicating that 70 year old had fallen overboard. At the time, the container ship had arrived from the Port of Charleston, South Carolina. The Coast Guard is currently engaged in search and rescue operations in an attempt to locate the individual. Early reports indicate the individual may be a member of the International Longshoremens’ Association (ILA). The Maersk Tukang is a container ship built in 2008, and operated and managed by Maersk A/S. The vessel’s registered owner is Moller Singapore AP Pte Ltd. The vessel remains moored at the Port of Savannah.
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