A seaman is still missing after the tugboat he was on sank in the Gulf of Mexico early Monday morning. Four crew members were aboard the Crosby Commander at the time of the sinking which occurred 30 nautical miles off Louisiana. Three managed to escape in a life raft, but the fourth member was unaccounted for and went missing. A nearby motor vessel rescued the survivors who were found unharmed.

Local authorities have issued a large scale search and rescue operation for the missing seaman. An investigation as to what caused the tugboat to sink is still underway.

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