A US Navy sailor from the USS Shiloh (CG 67) has been found safe after he went missing and was thought to be dead. They believed him to have fallen overboard.
Peter Mims, a Gas Turbine Systems Technician, was found in the ship’s engineering space on Thursday after being missing since the 8th. He has been transferred to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in order to receive medical evaluation.
U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Japan Coast Guard assets spent over 50 hours in a comprehensive search that covered roughly 5,500 square miles of the Philippine Sea. The ocean search was suspended on midnight June 11, but the crew of the Shiloh continued their search on board the vessel.
Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander stated, “We are thankful to have found our missing shipmate and appreciate all the hard work of our Sailors and Japanese partners in searching for him,” he continued, “I am relieved that this Sailor’s family will not be joining the ranks of Gold Star Families that have sacrificed so much for our country.”
According to information released by the navy, Mims joined the service in February 2014 and had served aboard the ‘Shiloh’ since August 2014. His awards included the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
The guided-cruise missile cruiser ‘USS Shiloh’ is on patrol in area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
How the officer went missing is still under investigation.