US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) are currently conducting search and rescue operations in the North Arabian Sea following reports of a missing US Navy sailor on September 6.
The sailor has been listed as duty status whereabouts unknown (DUSTWUN) on board Nimitz. The navy said it will withhold the sailor’s name in accordance with US Navy policy.
According to the US 5th Fleet, USS Nimitz called man overboard at 6:47pm local time on Sept 6 after personnel aboard the ship were unable to locate the sailor following a shipwide search.
Search and rescue efforts were still ongoing some 12 hours later. The navy said it would provide updates as they become available.
USS Nimitz is operating in the North Arabian Sea after arriving in the Middle East in late July this year.