Coast Guard suspends its search for missing man near Quinby, Va.

Coast Guard suspends its search for missing man near Quinby, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man southeast of Quinby Saturday. The 36-year-old missing man was last seen camping on Parramore Island around midnight Thursday. The Coast Guard searched for a total of 30 hours covering approximately 142 square miles Friday and Saturday. “One of the most difficult decisions...

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Quinby, Va.

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Quinby, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a missing man southeast of Quinby Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at about 2:40 p.m. Friday that 36-year-old Will Judge of Baltimore, Maryland, last seen camping on Parramore Island near Quinby Inlet,...

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 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 enforces safety zone for 92nd Annual Pony Swim on Chincoteague Island, VA

Coast Guard enforces safety zone for 92nd Annual Pony Swim on Chincoteague Island, VA
A herd of wild ponies crosses Assateague Channel during the 92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, July 26, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard enforced a safety zone for the 92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim in Assateague Channel Wednesday. Two 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat...

Coast Guard encourages public to verify vessels for hire are properly licensed

Coast Guard encourages public to verify vessels for hire are properly licensed
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard is encouraging tourists in Chincoteague this summer to check that charter boat captains are licensed and operating a vessel inspected by the Coast Guard. Coast Guard personnel will continue to focus on enforcing federal regulations intended to ensure public safety. Coast Guard law enforcement boat crews will board vessels and cite charters that do not have licensed...

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen, dog from disabled vessel near Wachapreague, Va.

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen, dog from disabled vessel near Wachapreague, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen and a dog Saturday after their vessel became disabled and ran aground two miles off Wachapreague Inlet. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at 2:42 a.m. Saturday that the 60-foot commercial fishing vessel Storm was soft aground near Wachapreague Inlet with three people and...

Coast Guard assists 4 people in Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard assists 4 people in Chincoteague, VA
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted four people after their boat became disabled in Chincoteague, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Chincoteague were notified of a disabled 22-foot pontoon boat, 200 yards from Station Chincoteague, with two men and two women aboard, at approximately 7:10 p.m. Station Chincoteague launched a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water...

Chincoteague Island, a Coast Guard community

Chincoteague Island, a Coast Guard community
The sun sets west of Chincoteague Island, Va.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn An oysterman in a weather-beaten skiff prepares to tend his beds as a blood-orange sun peeks over the Atlantic horizon. A herd of wild ponies drink in a freshwater wetland where buffleheads and mallards hunt for breakfast among reeds on the glistening,...