Search and rescue operations have been active since the alert was sounded in the afternoon on Sunday that there was a man overboard. USS Princeton guided-missile cruiser and The Nimitz began the search for the U.S. service member after a thorough search of the carrier he was aboard. “The ships and aircraft have worked around the clock since the [search and rescue operations] commenced,” Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich stated. The sailor’s family and friends have been notified during this time.