Greek coast guard search for missing ferry passenger

Coast guard vessels and helicopters continued to search for a missing passenger from a ferry from Crete that docked at Piraeus shortly before 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

There had been no sign of him by late on Tuesday night.

The search was focused on the area west of the Cyclades islands where the vessel had been sailing at around midnight as a friend of the passenger, a foreign national, told authorities that the man disappeared at around that time and there are fears he might have fallen overboard.