Coast Guard, Navy, City of Virginia Beach to remove buoy beached by Hurricane Joaquin

Green Marker Buoy 5 lays in the sand at the Chic's Beach area of Virginia Beach, Va.,  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

Green Marker Buoy 5 lays in the sand at the Chic’s Beach area of Virginia Beach, Va. two years ago on Oct 22, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Members from the Coast Guard, Navy and City of Virginia Beach are scheduled to remove a buoy Thursday that was beached along the shore of Virginia Beach following Hurricane Joaquin.

Members from the Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew, Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Hampton Roads, U.S. Navy Amphibious Construction Battalion Two and City of Virginia Beach will work to remove green buoy number 5 at approximately 9:30 a.m. from the beach between 6th Street and 7th Street.

The buoy was washed ashore by storms two years and the Navy assisted in its removal then also.

The buoy is 19 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 6,100 pounds.

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