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

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...

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...