USS Shiloh (CG 67) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kevin V. Cunningham)

PHILIPPINE SEA - U.S. Navy and Japanese ships and aircraft are searching for a Sailor from USS Shiloh (CG 67) who went missing while the ship was conducting routine operations about 180 miles east of Okinawa, June 8.

USS Shiloh (CG 67) reported a man overboard at approximately 9:30 p.m. JST. Multiple searches of the ship were conducted, but were unable to locate the Sailor.

Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from USS Shiloh, USS McCampbell (DDG 85), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), as well as a P-8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft, are conducting an airborne search while Shiloh, McCampbell, Reagan, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), and Japanese Coast Guard Ship Kudaka conduct a surface search.

The Joint Personnel Recovery Center Hawaii is assisting with this search and additional distance support is being provided by the U.S. Coast Guard District 11. Japan Maritime Self Defense Ship Ashigara, and Japan Coast Guard Ship Ryuku provided support but have left station.

The Sailor's name is being withheld while the search is ongoing.