Coast Guard assists 3 boaters near Virginia Beach, VA

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters near Virginia Beach, VA
From left to right: Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Delange, Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Wells, Seaman Walter Jesuncosky, Petty Officer 3rd Class Manny Groll and Fireman Anthony Salas pause to take a photo at Cove Marina in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Aug. 17, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Wells) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Station Little Creek...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire 14 miles southeast of Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard responds to boat fire 14 miles southeast of Chincoteague, VA
Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Morrison of Station Chincoteague assists mariners aboard the Rod Buster en route to Chincoteague, Virginia, Aug. 11, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Leighton.) CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two mariners after their boat caught fire 14 miles northeast of Chincoteague, Friday evening. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard  Sector...

Coast Guard assists 5 boaters near Wachapreague, VA

Coast Guard assists 5 boaters near Wachapreague, VA
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Callanan, coxswain from Station Wachapreague, tows a disabled vessel after it ran aground on Parramore Island, Virginia, Aug. 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Brown) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted five people after their boat ran aground on Parramore Island, Virginia, Saturday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from water off Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard rescues 2 from water off Cape Charles, VA
A 70-year-old man and his 34-year-old son wait for the Coast Guard’s assistance after re-righting their capsized sailboat in the water off Cape Charles, Virginia, Aug. 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Francisco Garcia) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water off Cape Charles, Virginia, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads 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 assists disabled boat with 5 adults and a dog aboard

Coast Guard assists disabled boat with 5 adults and a dog aboard
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel 70 miles off Virginia coast, Tuesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received a call at approximately 6:45 a.m. that a 60-foot recreational fishing vessel with five adults and a dog aboard was disabled and adrift about 70 miles east of Cape...

Coast Guard medevacs 62-year-old fisherman off Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard medevacs 62-year-old fisherman off Chincoteague, VA
USCG 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old man from a fishing boat about 13 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, Tuesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth were notified via radio at 3:52 p.m. that a man was experiencing heat-related injuries aboard the fishing vessel Windmill Point. A 47-foot...

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...