Shipwreck survivor meets with Coast Guard rescuers in Portsmouth, VA

Shipwreck survivor meets with Coast Guard rescuers in Portsmouth, VA
From left to right: Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class John Fuller, Petty Officer 2nd Class Brittany Wygand, Petty Officer 1st Class Andrea Cobb, shipwreck survivor Jacob Van Ommen, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Luker, Lt. j.g. Bradley Milliken and Capt. Kevin Carroll pose for a group photo during an event on Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia, Aug. 16, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing man from sailboat near Ocracoke Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs ailing man from sailboat near Ocracoke Island, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from sailboat near Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, Monday. Watchstanders in the 5th Coast Guard District Command Center in Portsmouth received a personal locator beacon alert at 3:30 p.m. originating about five miles west of Portsmouth Island, North Carolina. Command Center watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue French sailor in mid-Atlantic region

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue French sailor in mid-Atlantic region
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for an overdue French sailor in the mid-Atlantic region at 2 p.m. Friday. The Coast Guard began searching when Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth received a mayday distress broadcast on Sunday...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from water 8 miles off Topsail Island, NC

Coast Guard rescues 5 from water 8 miles off Topsail Island, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water eight miles off Topsail Island, North Carolina, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received a mayday call on Channel 16 at 9:53 a.m. that a 19-foot boat was taking on water with five people aboard. Watchstanders then received a Pender County 911 call at 9:55 a.m. that the boat...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Currituck Sound, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Currituck Sound, NC
29-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing man in Currituck Sound, North Carolina. The Coast Guard began searching when Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington were notified at about 1:05 p.m. that a 45-year-old man went missing while tubing behind a pontoon boat in Currituck Sound in the vicinity of Duck,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Navy ship 160 miles off Cape Hatteras, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man from Navy ship 160 miles off Cape Hatteras, NC
US Navy file photo of Supply Support Ship NAWC 38 PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a U.S. Navy supply vessel 160 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Saturday. At 3:05 p.m. on Friday, watchstanders in the 5th Coast Guard District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification from the Navy offshore supply ship NAWC 38 that a 60-year-old male crew member was...

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing man in Currituck Sound, NC

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing man in Currituck Sound, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a missing man in Currituck Sound, North Carolina, Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington were alerted at about 1:05 p.m. that a 45-year-old man went missing while tubing behind a pontoon boat in Currituck Sound in the vicinity of Duck, North Carolina. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teenager off Gloucester Point, VA

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teenager off Gloucester Point, VA
Coast Guard Cutter Flying Fish file photo by Sean McGrath PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing teenager off Gloucester Point, Virginia, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. The Coast Guard began searching when Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth were notified at about 4:40 p.m. Friday that a 13-year-old boy went missing while swimming with family members...

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing teenager off Gloucester Point, VA

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing teenager off Gloucester Point, VA
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a missing teenager off Gloucester Point, Virginia, Friday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth were notified at about 4:40 p.m. that a 13-year-old went missing while swimming with family members at Gloucester Point Beach. The missing...