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...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing man in Elizabeth River

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing man in Elizabeth River
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Wednesday for a missing man in the Elizabeth River in the vicinity of High Street Landing in Portsmouth. Portsmouth 911 dispatch operators contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 12 p.m. to report that a man was seen jumping into the river. Sector watchstanders issued an urgent marine...

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth rescues overturned kayaker near Old Point Comfort, Va.

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth rescues overturned kayaker near Old Point Comfort, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued an overturned kayaker from the water Wednesday near Old Point Comfort in Hampton. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a report at about noon of two overturned kayakers near Hampton. A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth was launched, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard and partner agencies searching for missing boater in Chesapeake Bay

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Saturday for a missing boater in the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of the Ocean View fishing pier near Norfolk. Norfolk 911 dispatch operators contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 6:30 p.m. to report finding an adrift 8-foot dinghy with the engine down. Sector watchstanders issued...

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth rescues 3 stranded jet skiers near Hampton, Va.

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth rescues 3 stranded jet skiers near Hampton, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday after their jet ski overturned and floated away a mile east of Fort Monroe on Thimble Shoal. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report Sunday that two men last seen on a jet ski were overdue at Paradise Ocean Club in Hampton. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a response...

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth and partner agencies searching Deep Creek for missing swimmers

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth and partner agencies searching Deep Creek for missing swimmers
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Tuesday for two swimmers reported to be in distress in Deep Creek near the James River. Newport News 911 dispatch operators contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday to report of two missing swimmers in the Deep Creek area. Sector watchstanders issued an urgent marine information...

Coast Guard rescues woman in Elizabeth River near Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel

Coast Guard rescues woman in Elizabeth River near Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia — The Coast Guard rescued a 58-year-old woman Monday from the Elizabeth River near the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Virginia State Police dispatchers contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, reporting a woman in the water. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina was diverted...