Marine reported overboard on USS Essex near Philippines

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The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex, the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, sails through the Persian Gulf Oct. 14, 2015. (CHRIS CHURCH/STARS AND STRIPES)
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The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex, the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, sails through the Persian Gulf Oct. 14, 2015. (CHRIS CHURCH/STARS AND STRIPES)

Marine reported overboard on USS Essex near Philippines

by: Caitlin Doornbos | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: August 11, 2018

A Marine embarked aboard the USS Essex is believed to have gone overboard Friday morning in waters near the Philippines, according to a statement by the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Navy, Marine Corps and Philippine ships and aircraft were searching for the servicemember, who was reported overboard from the amphibious-assault ship at 9:40 a.m. At the time, the Essex was “conducting routine operations in the Sulu Sea,” according to the statement.

Search-and-rescue efforts began immediately after the incident was reported, according to the statement. Officials did not release the Marine’s name, but said his or her family has been notified.

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