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 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 disabled boater near Norfolk

Coast Guard assists disabled boater near Norfolk
USCG File PhotoPORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard came to the aid of a man after his vessel became disabled near Norfolk Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a report of a disabled 22-foot Bayliner at approximately 1:15 p.m. The boat had lost power and was moored to pilings in the vicinity of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small...

Coast Guard monitors disabled cargo ship off Sewells Point in Norfolk, VA

Coast Guard monitors disabled cargo ship off Sewells Point in Norfolk, VA
USCG File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is monitoring a 586-foot Thai-flagged cargo vessel that ran aground off Sewells Point in Norfolk, Virginia, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received a call at 12:50 p.m. that the bulk cargo ship Mallika Naree lost propulsion in the Elizabeth River, struck buoy #5 and ran soft aground outside...

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 seeks information on boat Whiskey Rose following broken hail for help off Maine’s coast

Coast Guard seeks information on boat Whiskey Rose following broken hail for help off Maine's coast
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is requesting the public’s help Monday in locating possible missing or distressed mariners. Someone aboard the sailing vessel Whiskey Rose sent a distress hail at 7:40 p.m. Sunday via VHF-FM channel 16 to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England. The person reported the name of their vessel and said they were taking on water. The transmission was...

Coast Guard rescues 2, tows sailboat to safety in Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard rescues 2, tows sailboat to safety in Portsmouth, Va.
Station Portsmouth tows the sailing vessel Evonne Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.  PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Tuesday from a sailboat taking on water in Portsmouth. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth received notification Tuesday at 11:38 a.m. of a 36-foot sailboat with a man and a woman aboard taking on water outside of Norfolk Naval Base. The crew of the Coast...

Coast Guard searching for missing man in Suffolk, Va.

Coast Guard searching for missing man in Suffolk, Va.
SUFFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man in the James River Monday near Holly Acres in Suffolk. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a call at approximately 1:50 a.m. from the Suffolk Police Department stating a man was in the James River. The man, suspected of DUI, was fleeing Suffolk Police Department officers when he abandoned his vehicle and headed to the James...

Volunteer for life

Volunteer for life
Military service is often connected to volunteerism, and the nation’s smallest armed service, the U.S. Coast Guard, relies on an even smaller subset of volunteers known as the Coast Guard Auxiliary. One of those volunteers is Charles “Chuck” Mullen, a 37-year-old firefighter for two separate stations, business owner, husband and father of four who also volunteers with Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla...