Coast Guard kicks off Chincoteague Pony Swim

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – Members of Coast Guard Station Chincoteague kicked off the annual Pony Swim here Wednesday. Seaman Kayla Heartily and Fireman Spencer King of Coast Guard Station Chincoteague lit smoke signals to mark the beginning of the swim from aboard a Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water, which was also used to patrol during the event. Members of the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary,...

Coast Guard to Aggresively Target Illegal Charter Boats at 2009 Chincoteague Pony Swim

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Tourists attending the Chincoteague Pony Swim on July 29 should avoid chartering boats without licensed captains inspected by the Coast Guard.