Coast Guard warns mariners of stray cargo containers near Norfolk International Terminal,

Coast Guard warns mariners of stray cargo containers near Norfolk International Terminal,
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is warning mariners of loose cargo containers that fell from a cargo ship this afternoon at the Norfolk International Terminal (NIT) in Norfolk, Virginia. The Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Road command center...

Coast Guard searching for 2 people after 4 recovered from boat collision on James River

Coast Guard searching for 2 people after 4 recovered from boat collision on James River
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Good Samaritans rescued four people from the water Saturday morning, after a collision between a recreational boat, with six people aboard, and an oyster barge being pushed by a tug which was headed for an oyster bed near the James River Bridge. First responders from multiple agencies are working together by boat and air to search...

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 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...