> Green Head fisherman, overboard sailor reported missing off Mid West Gascoyne coast

Green Head fisherman, overboard sailor reported missing off Mid West Gascoyne coast

Two marine searches are underway after a man fishing off Green Head, north of Jurien Bay, failed to return to shore and a crew member from a Chinese bulk carrier went missing off the Geraldton coast.

Police were advised of both missing men in the Mid West Gascoyne region within 20 minutes of each other overnight.

The first report, made about 6.20pm, advised that a 46-year-old man who’d gone fishing off Green Head on Sunday had failed to return to shore despite usually returning at 4pm.

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PerthNow understands the man is from Perth and is a regular visitor to the Green Head area.

A land and sea search launched in response to his disappearance on Sunday afternoon failed to locate the man.

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It will restart on Monday with the help of marine rescue and a Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) jet.

State Emergency Services volunteers will also begin combing the shore for signs of the man, whose vehicle and boat trailer are still at the local Green Head boat ramp.

About 20 minutes after he was reported missing, police were advised a crew member from a Chinese bulk carrier anchored approximately 11.5kms off the coast of Geraldton was missing — possibly after going overboard.

The man is a Chinese national aged in his 30s.

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A search operation coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, involving the JRCC jet along with marine rescue vessels, has yet to locate him.

Authorities will resume the search effort for him on Monday.

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