Coast Guard searching for boy in Baines Creek near Portsmouth, Va

Coast Guard searching for boy in Baines Creek near Portsmouth, Va
ORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is assisting the Portsmouth Fire Department in searching for a 15-year-old boy, Thursday, in Baines Creek near City Park in Portsmouth. Portsmouth Fire Department personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 2:20 p.m. relaying information from multiple sources of a boy in the water. Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from tug near Norfolk, Va.

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from tug near Norfolk, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers from the 99-foot tug Elizabeth Anne Thursday, in the Elizabeth River approximately three miles southwest of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. A crewmember aboard the Elizabeth Anne contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 7:45 a.m., reporting a parted chain injured two crewmembers. Sector...

Coast Guard, Chesapeake Police Department respond to grain barges that struck Jordan Bridge

Coast Guard, Chesapeake Police Department respond to grain barges that struck Jordan Bridge
PORTSMOUTH, Va.— The Coast Guard is responding Monday to a report of two grain barges that broke away from their pier and struck the Jordan Bridge on the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report at approximately 12:30 a.m. from the Chesapeake Police Department, stating two 260-foot barges struck the bridge. Watchstanders deployed a crew from...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to tractor-trailer accident on Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to tractor-trailer accident on Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a tractor-trailer accident on the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge on Monday morning. Suffolk emergency dispatch notified the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center of the accident at approximately 9 a.m., reporting a truck was hanging off the side of the southbound bridge span with a person still in the cab. Sector...

Coast Guard assists boat taking on water near Hampton, Va.

Coast Guard assists boat taking on water near Hampton, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted a 48-foot sailboat Thursday with four people aboard approximately a mile west of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel near Hampton. A crewmember aboard the sailboat Bright Star contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 6:30 a.m. reporting the boat taking on water, and the vessel was making way into Willoughby Bay. Sector watchstanders...

Coast Guard, local responders rescue bridge jumper from James River

Coast Guard, local responders rescue bridge jumper from James River
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued a man who reportedly jumped from the James River Bridge near Newport News Monday morning. Newport News Police Department personnel notified Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders of an abandoned vehicle on the James River Bridge and a possible bridge jumper in the water. Crews aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard conducts boarding team training near Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard conducts boarding team training near Portsmouth, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard conducted boarding team training on the Elizabeth River Thursday, in preparation for an increased law enforcement presence on the water Friday through Sunday in support of Operation Dry Water. Boarding teams members from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth, intercepted a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel and conducted field sobriety tests with role players simulating intoxication...

Coast Guard and Virginia Port Authority host 6th annual search and rescue forum

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, the Virginia Port Authority, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as first responders are participating in a 5-day long forum, which began Monday, and includes marine search and rescue training, exercises and classroom discussion at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina in Hampton. “The purpose of this forum is to improve interagency...

Coast Guard, Virginia Port Authority hosts 6th annual Search and Rescue forum

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, the Virginia Port Authority, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as first responders are participating in a 5-day long forum, which began Monday and includes marine search and rescue training, exercises and classroom discussion at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina in Hampton. “The purpose of this forum is to improve interagency...