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A major sea rescue mission has been launched after a man was reported missing from a ferry off the coast of Wales.
The man was last seen on the vessel, which was traveling form Dublin to Holyhead, on Monday afternoon.
Coastguards have scoured 1,000 square miles of sea in a desperate bid to locate him.
Rescuers were called at 9pm on Monday following reports that a member of the ferry’s crew had gone missing.
The coastguard said he was lost seen between 3.30pm and 4pm on Monday.
Rescuers battled through the night to search for the crew member in the Irish Sea.
A spokesman said: “At 9pm Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre received a report of a missing crew man from a ferry on passage from Dublin to Holyhead and launched a wide scale search involving Porthdynllaen RNLI lifeboat, Holyhead RNLI all weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat, Moelfre RNLI lifeboat, HM Coastguard's fixed wing aircraft and the rescue helicopter from the Irish Coastguard as well as North Wales Police for port and vessel searches.
"The crew man was last seen between 3.30 and 4pm and was found to be missing during the voyage to Holyhead.
"HM Coastguard has coordinated a wide scale air and sea search overnight covering over 1,000 square nautical miles with nothing found.
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"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 (Tuesday, October 6)."
North Wales Police has also been carrying out port and vessel searches.
The search was launched involving Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat, Holyhead RNLI all weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat, Moelfre RNLI lifeboat, HM Coastguard's fixed wing aircraft and the rescue helicopter from the Irish Coastguard.
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