Coast Guard Suspends Search Efforts After Missing Sailor is Located

USCG C-130 File PhotoNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended search efforts after a mariner who was reported missing while on a sailing trip between Houston and Ocean Springs, Miss., was found Tuesday. After encountering a storm on his sailing trip, Josiah Victor Hoffman, 52, noticed his rudder was inoperable. He anchored his vessel off the coast of Marsh Island, La., in Vermilion Bay. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard Continues Search for Missing Sailor

USCG C-130 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has launched an aircraft, Tuesday, in the search for a mariner who was reported missing while on a sailing trip between Houston and Ocean Springs, Miss. An HC-130 Hercules aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., has deployed to search for Josiah Victor Hoffman, 52, who was reported missing by his wife, Monday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard searches for missing mariner

USCG File PhotoNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly went missing, Saturday, while sailing in the Gulf of Mexico between Galveston, Texas and Ocean Springs, Miss. Missing is Josiah Victor Hoffman, 52. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received an overdue vessel report from Hoffman’s wife at approximately 12:45 p.m., Monday, reporting...