Coast Guard rescues 4, assists others off Va., NC coasts

Coast Guard rescues 4, assists others off Va., NC coasts
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, with the assistance of the Navy, saved four lives and responded to a total of five sailboats in distress off the Atlantic Coast Thursday and Friday. Coast Guard assets and personnel involved in Thursday and Friday’s search, rescue and vessel assists were crews aboard two HC-130 Hercules airplanes and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to 3 distressed sailboats off Va., NC coasts

Coast Guard, Navy respond to 3 distressed sailboats off Va., NC coasts
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard assets and the Navy cruiser USS Vella Gulf are responding Thursday to alerts from three sailboats more than 200 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. Coast Guard Fifth District watchstanders received two alerts via a satellite tracking device and a third alert via an emergency position indicating radio beacon, each from a separate sailboat. Two of the vessels are 230...