Search for missing ferry crewman ‘stood down’

A search for a missing ferry crewman in the Irish Sea has been called off.

Coastguard and lifeboat crews were looking for a 44 year-old Polish man who disappeared during a Irish Ferries crossing from Dublin to Holyhead on Monday (5th October).

The RNLI said there have been no sightings when teams were stood down.

At its height, the search over an area of 1,000 square miles involved four lifeboat crews, an Irish Coastguard helicopter, an HM Coastguard plane and police officers.

On Tuesday, a search and rescue helicopter from Caernarfon joined the RNLI all-weather lifeboat from Holyhead, the Coastguard fixed-wing aircraft and rescue teams from Ireland in a fresh search, which was called shortly before 5pm.

North Wales Police said the man went missing from the WB Yeates ferry between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on Monday – the alarm was raised at around 9pm that evening. An investigation into the disappearance is continuing.

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