Coast Guard assists 2 on vessel taking on water near Portsmouth, VA

Coast Guard assists 2 on vessel taking on water near Portsmouth, VA
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard a vessel taking on water early this morning near the West Norfolk Bridge in Portsmouth. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at about 1:10 a.m. that a 30-foot vessel with two people aboard was taking on water near the east side...

Coast Guard assists 4 aboard boat taking on water in northern VA

Coast Guard assists 4 aboard boat taking on water in northern VA
From left to right: Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Collins, Petty Officer 1st Class Kendall Story, Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Nieves, Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Ford and Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Packett pose with the owner of the 36-foot vessel that they helped dewater near the mouth of the Rappahannock River in Virginia, Oct. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH,...

Coast Guard rescues man aboard sinking vessel in Portsmouth, VA

Coast Guard rescues man aboard sinking vessel in Portsmouth, VA
29-foot Response Boat-Small (U.S. Coast Guard file photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — U.S. Coast Guard Station Portsmouth crews rescued a man after his wife reported his vessel was taking on water near the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a call at about midnight that a woman’s husband had called her to say his boat’s battery had died,...

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...