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Published: 9 Feb 2021
The Maritime Union of Australia has expressed solidarity with the Yarrabah community as they continue to search for three missing men from the community.
Russell Bulmer, 27, Alban Creed, 37, and his son Silas Creed, 18, were last seen on their 4.8-metre aluminium boat at a reef near Green Island.
A formal air and sea search — which has since been called off — located a life jacket, fuel tank, and jerry cans from the missing boat, but found no sign of the three men or their vessel.
The Yarrabah community has been seeking the assistance of appropriately skilled volunteers to continue the search and rescue effort, believing the men may have made it to an island after running into difficulties.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin has expressed support for the Yarrabah community as they continue to hope to at least learn what happened to the men.
“The families of these three men are not alone in their hopes, and we have informed the Mayor that we are at the ready to help them find closure,” Mr Crumlin said.
“The loss of these three men has been heartbreaking for their families and community, and the Queensland and Federal Governments should ensure every available resource is made available to help these families learn what has happened to these men who were much loved in their community.”