Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man from Ocracoke Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man from Ocracoke Island, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old man suffering a possible heart attack off Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, Tuesday. Coast Guard watchstanders at the 5th District command center in Portsmouth were contacted by members of Ocracoke Health Center to transport the man to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk due to inclement...

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water near Ocracoke Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water near Ocracoke Inlet, NC
A crew from Station Hatteras Inlet prepares to tow a disabled, 33-foot sailboat that was taking on water about 20 miles east of Ocracoke Inlet, Dec. 5, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Habel) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a man after his sailboat began taking on water early Tuesday morning near Ocracoke Inlet. “This mariner called for help right away...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway off Chincoteague, Va.

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway off Chincoteague, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard medevaced an ill passenger off a cruise ship 60 miles east of Chincoteague, Va., Saturday night. Watchstanders at the 5th Coast Guard District received notification from personnel aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway of a 71-year-old man suffering from acute respiratory distress. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew...

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water off Hatteras Island, NC

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water off Hatteras Island, NC
A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet approaches a sailboat taking on water 13 miles east of Hatteras Island, North Carolina, Nov. 26, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chuck Seckinger) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a man aboard a boat taking on water off Hatteras Island Sunday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Dawn off NC coast

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Dawn off NC coast
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced an ailing man from a cruise ship about 55 miles off the North Carolina coast Monday. Watchstanders in the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received a call from the 958-foot, Nassau, Bahamas-flagged Norwegian Dawn at about 6:15 a.m., requesting a medevac for a 56-year-old male passenger experiencing...

Coast Guard concludes search for man located alive near Machipongo, Va.

Coast Guard concludes search for man located alive near Machipongo, Va.
Coast Guard Cutter Mako file photo photo by AUX David Lau PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard concluded its search for a Norfolk man after he was located alive near Machipongo Sunday. Wesley Schoonmaker was discovered by a good Samaritan after Schoonmaker came ashore with his raft at a Machipongo beach near the person’s home and walked into their backyard. The good Samaritan called Eastern Shore...

Coast Guard, others search for man near Norfolk, Va.

Coast Guard, others search for man near Norfolk, Va.
Coast Guard Cutter Mako file photo photo by AUX David Lau PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching Sunday for a man last seen planning to take a raft out on the Chesapeake Bay. The Norfolk Police Department notified the Coast Guard at about 5 p.m. on Saturday that 49-year-old Wesley Schoonmaker was last seen departing his Norfolk residence wearing a full wetsuit. He had...

Coast Guard medevacs man from container ship off Virginia coast

Coast Guard medevacs man from container ship off Virginia coast
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was experiencing chest pain Saturday, from a container ship approximately 80 miles off Cape Charles. The crew of the container ship Norwegian Breakaway contacted watchstanders at the Fifth District Command Center in Portsmouth at approximately 12:40 p.m., stating a 26-year-old male was experiencing...

Coast Guard commissions Cutter Oliver Berry in Hawaii

Coast Guard commissions Cutter Oliver Berry in  Hawaii
Crewmembers man the rails aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry as aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conduct a fly-over in two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters during a commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Oct. 31, 2017. T(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124), Hawaii’s...