Coast Guard suspends search for man in York River, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for man in York River, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a man in the York River Wednesday. The Coast Guard suspended after searching with other agencies a combined total of approximately 553 square miles through Tuesday night. The Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Two (HSC-22), Virginia Marine Resources Commission, James City County Police,...

Coast Guard, others search for man in York River, Va.

Coast Guard, others search for man in York River, Va.
Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a man Tuesday in the York River after a jon boat capsized near York River State Park in Williamsburg. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at about 2:30 p.m. from the James City County Police Dept. that the 14-foot boat...

Coast Guard removes restrictions on Thimble Shoals Channel near Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Coast Guard removes restrictions on Thimble Shoals Channel near Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard removed transit restrictions Friday on the Thimble Shoals Channel between buoys 1 and 2, and Anchorage C. At 2:02 p.m. Thursday, Fifth District Coast Guard watchstanders were notified a vessel being towed by McAllister Towing of Virginia Inc. and buoy 11 allided. The buoy went missing, resulting in traffic restrictions in the channel for deep-draft vessels. The...

Coast Guard restricts Thimble Shoals Channel due to missing buoy at Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Coast Guard restricts Thimble Shoals Channel due to missing buoy at Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard placed transit restrictions on the Thimble Shoals Channel Thursday between buoys 1 and 2, and Anchorage C west of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel after a buoy sank in the channel. Only vessels with a 20-foot draft or less are allowed to transit through the channel. At 4:30 p.m., Fifth District Coast Guard watchstanders were notified a vessel being towed by McAllister...

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

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. 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...

Coast Guard, Navy remove buoy from Chic’s Beach, Va.

Coast Guard, Navy remove buoy from Chic's Beach, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the Navy removed two buoys from the Chic’s Beach and Oceanview areas of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Tuesday. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew worked with Navy sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 2, Beachmaster Unit 2, and Naval Beach Group 2 out of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek to remove two washed-ashore buoys from Chic’s...

Coast Guard and Navy to remove buoys from Chic’s Beach Tuesday morning

Coast Guard and Navy to remove buoys from Chic's Beach Tuesday morning
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the Navy are scheduled to remove two buoys from the Chic’s Beach and Oceanview areas of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Tuesday. The buoy removal at Chic’s Beach is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and the removal at Oceanview is scheduled to follow. The buoys washed ashore during recent storms that passed through Hampton Roads. Navy assets from Joint Expeditionary...

Coast Guard, Navy to remove buoys from Oceanview, Chick’s Beach shorelines

Coast Guard, Navy to remove buoys from Oceanview, Chick's Beach shorelines
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the Navy are scheduled to remove two buoys from the Oceanview and Chick’s Beach areas of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Tuesday. The buoys washed ashore during the recent storms that passed through the Hampton Roads region. Navy assets from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek will tow the buoys off the beach and into the Chesapeake Bay, where a crew aboard...

Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew receives new commanding officer

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The 5th District commander presided over an change of command ceremony for the Portsmouth based Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew, Friday. Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Brown became the Frank Drew’s new commanding officer after Rear Adm. William “Dean” Lee pinned Brown with the command afloat badge during the ceremony. The Frank Drew is a 175-foot Keeper class...