Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Destin, Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Destin, Fla.
Coast Guard Cutter Albacore file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for an overdue kayaker Monday near Destin, Florida. Missing is David Schink, 61, last seen wearing shorts, t-shirt, and a black and red life jacket. Schink reportedly does not have a cell phone. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at approximately 7:40 p.m., Saturday, from Schink’s...

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Destin, Fla.

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Destin, Fla.
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for an overdue kayaker in Destin, Florida. Missing is David Schink, 61, last seen wearing shorts, t-shirt, and a black and red life jacket. Schink reportedly does not have a cell phone. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at approximately...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Navy ship off Gulf Coast

Coast Guard medevacs man from Navy ship off Gulf Coast
Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. WilliamsNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Friday off a U.S. Navy supply vessel off the West Florida Coast. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report around 3 a.m. Friday from the Navy offshore supply ship, NAWC-38, stating a 33-year-old male passenger was reportedly having hallucinations...

Coast Guard assesses civil penalty to illegal charter operator near Orange Beach, Ala.

Coast Guard assesses civil penalty to illegal charter operator near Orange Beach, Ala.
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assessed a $3,000 civil penalty on Nov. 5, 2020, to a mariner found to be operating an illegal charter vessel near Orange Beach, Alabama. Orange Beach Police initially contacted Coast Guard Sector Mobile on May 23, 2020, with concerns of a suspected illegal passenger for hire operation in the area after seeing multiple advertisements on social media. The voyage was terminated,...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from vessel fire near Fort Morgan, Alabama

Coast Guard rescues 4 from vessel fire near Fort Morgan, Alabama
The commercial fishing vessel Alexandria Pearl burns about half a mile south of Fort Morgan, Alabama, December 14, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Blake Berryman) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued four people Monday aboard a vessel on fire near Fort Morgan, Alabama. The four people were safely recovered and transported to shore in stable condition. Watchstanders at...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a possible person in the water Sunday near Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from Naval Support Activity Panama City security at 2 p.m. of a 14-foot Gheenoe that washed up on the beach at the entrance of the...

Coast Guard ends 37-day response to Hurricane Sally aftermath on Gulf Coast

Coast Guard ends 37-day response to Hurricane Sally aftermath on Gulf Coast
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Thomas, a marine science technician, oversees cleanup efforts at Joe Patti Seafood Marina following storm damage caused by Hurricane Sally, Sept. 26, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Cox) MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard Sector Mobile Incident Command has concluded a 37-day coordinated response effort to Hurricane Sally along the...

Coast Guard searches for 2 teenagers near Fort Walton Beach

Coast Guard searches for 2 teenagers near Fort Walton Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Albacore file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for two overdue paddle boarders Thursday near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Missing are two teenagers, male and female, last seen Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in the water wearing blue and gray life jackets near Pelican Island Condos. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters, 3 dogs near Pascagoula Ship Channel

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters, 3 dogs near Pascagoula Ship Channel
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters and three dogs from a 40-foot shrimp boat taking on water Tuesday, near Pascagoula, Mississippi. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a radio call at 7:47 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 from Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo, reporting a person in the water holding...