10 years strong: The 45-foot Response Boat – Medium

10 years strong: The 45-foot Response Boat - Medium
45-foot Response Boat-Medium 45601 file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Reynolds stood on a wooden Coast Guard pier looking to the water’s edge at an orange and silver boat used for saving lives and assisting mariners in distress, and bears the numbers 45601, as a small smile appeared on his face. “I’d...

Coast Guard recognizes Norfolk Fire and Rescue Captain, Police Officer for heroism

Coast Guard recognizes Norfolk Fire and Rescue Captain, Police Officer for heroism
Rear Adm. Meredith Austin, commander, 5th Coast Guard District, shares a moment with Norfolk Police Officer David Dubus while presenting him the United States Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award in Norfolk, Jan. 23, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard recognized a Norfolk Fire and Rescue Captain and a Norfolk Police...

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from seizure near Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from seizure near Virginia Beach, Va.
Coast Guard Station Little Creek 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard Station Little Creek crew medevaced a man with multiple sclerosis suffering from a seizure on a boat near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Saturday afternoon. At 12:29 p.m., someone aboard a 23-foot Boston Whaler, the Miss Joe, called out for assistance on...

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 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 assists injured woman in Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard assists injured woman in Virginia Beach, Va.
USCG File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard provided first aid to an injured woman near Broad Bay in Virginia Beach Saturday. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek received a radio call about an injured woman on a boat near Broad Bay at approximately 2:30 p.m. The crew arrived on scene at approximately 2:32 p.m. and learned that while attempting to climb a...

Coast Guard hoists boaters from yacht fire near Fisherman’s Island, VA

Coast Guard hoists boaters from yacht fire near Fisherman's Island, VA
The Delgatie is anchored at Station Cape Charles Friday, May 26, 2017.  (Photo courtesy of Station Cape Charles) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City hoisted two boaters from a yacht that was on fire near Fisherman’s Island Friday. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders were notified by the boaters through VHF channel 16 radio that the 50-foot yacht Delgatie was...

Coast Guard, others rescue 4 children from water in Norfolk

Coast Guard, others rescue 4 children from water in Norfolk
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard pulled three people from the water in Norfolk Friday including one of four children who drifted away from shore with no lifejacket. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received a report from Norfolk Dispatch...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Virginia Beach, Va.
Coast Guard Petty Officers 3rd Class Manny Groll, Kyle Crabtree and Spencer Kelly, crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia, stand by to assist local EMS as they care for an ailing man aboard the station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium at Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, April 7, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Wells) PORTSMOUTH,...