Search underway for US sailor declared missing overboard in Arabian Sea

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Pacific Ocean during a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/U.S. Navy)
July 18, 2019

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A U.S. Navy sailor from the USS Abraham Lincoln has been declared missing overboard and a search is currently underway in the Arabian Sea.

“A sailor was reported missing on board the Lincoln, prompting the command to hold a man overboard drill which verified the sailor as missing,” Navy spokesman Lt. Samuel Boyle told Navy Times.

“A search of the ship did not turn up the sailor, prompting the at sea search,” Boyle noted.

Several ships are searching for the sailor, whose status has been declared “Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown.”