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A missing American sailor whose disappearance at sea on June 8 sparked a massive search of thousands of square kilometers of ocean by the U.S. Navy and Maritime Self-Defense Force has been found — hiding aboard his own ship.

The sailor, Peter Mims, was found in the engineering spaces of the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh on Thursday, U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Matt Knight told The Japan Times.

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