Missing ferry passenger, 22, named as Craig Townsley
- 10 September 2013
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
A man reported missing from a North Sea ferry has been named.
Craig Townsley, 22, of Saltcoats in North Ayrshire, was last seen at about 03:30 on Monday on the ferry Hjaltland travelling from Lerwick to Aberdeen.
A major air and sea search was launched, with Hjaltland retracing its east coast route, joined by lifeboats, commercial vessels and a helicopter.
The rescue helicopter and lifeboats were stood down at 20:30 on Monday.
Det Insp Stewart Mackie said: "Our officers are still treating this as a missing person enquiry which remains ongoing.
"However, our initial enquiries indicate that Mr Townsley may have gone overboard."