Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Dapuhin Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Dapuhin Island
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water near Dauphin Island, Alabama. Still missing is Robert Brent, a 20-year-old man from Yazoo County, Mississippi, last seen swimming near a Dauphin Island beach on Sunday evening. The Coast Guard searched 1,794 square miles over a cumulative 50 hours, but was unable to...

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to multiple search and rescue cases along the Gulf Coast over the weekend. Coast Guard crews at Sectors Corpus Christi, Houston-Galveston, New Orleans and Mobile worked six separate cases, with three of those occurring Sunday. “As the warmer weather approaches, boaters are becoming more active on the waterways throughout the region, and we want to remind...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel near Fort Morgan

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel near Fort Morgan
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people Friday from an aground sailboat near Fort Morgan, Alabama. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from Baldwin County Emergency Communications Center at 7:37 p.m. Thursday reporting an aground 47-foot sailboat beset by severe weather and without power with three people aboard. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 2, assists 3 near Chandeleur Islands

Coast Guard rescues 2, assists 3 near Chandeleur Islands
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued two people and assisted three others March 23, 2021 from a disable and aground pleasure craft near the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two people and assisted three others from a disabled vessel beset by weather and aground...

Coast Guard rescues 6 people from vessel taking on water near Pensacola Bay

Coast Guard rescues 6 people from vessel taking on water near Pensacola Bay
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued six people from a 20-foot pleasure craft taking on water Tuesday approximately 3 miles northwest of Pensacola Bay in Pensacola, Fla. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 5:45 p.m. of a 20-foot pleasure craft, Blue Water, taking on water...

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,...