Coast Guard searching for missing sailboat near Main Pass in Gulf of Mexico

HC-144 from Cape CodNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue boater near Main Pass in the Gulf of Mexico, Monday.

Missing is Keith Carver, 61, of Tucson, Az.

Carver’s girlfriend notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi that his 38-foot sailboat, the Carpe Noctem, was overdue on Nov. 4. Carver departed Biloxi, Miss., on Nov. 3 with the intended destination of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Searching are:

A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala. HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., HC-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft crew.

Anyone with information is requested to call the Eighth Coast Guard District at 504-589-6225 or on radio VHF-FM channel 16.

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