Joint effort improves Quinby Creek access in Accomack County, Va.

Joint effort improves Quinby Creek access in Accomack County, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Personnel with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Fifth District in Portsmouth and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District completed a joint project that dredged and re-marked the Quinby Creek waterway in Accomack County on Wednesday. The USACE-led dredging project, completed by Cottrell Contracting Corporation on January 31, increased the depth of the approximate...

Coast Guard medevacs boy near Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard medevacs boy near Chincoteague, VA
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 10-year-old boy from a vessel in the Chincoteague Channel near Chincoteague, Thursday. A crew aboard a 49-foot Stern Loading Buoy Boat (BUSL) from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague came across an 18-foot vessel at approximately 11:45 a.m. with a boy reportedly suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads...

Coast Guard aircrew flies aid to Ocean City jetty

OCEAN CITY, Md. — A Coast Guard aircrew placed an aid to navigation on the Ocean City jetty Friday, as a replacement for the aid that was knocked down from Hurricane Irene, which destroyed more than 500 aids to navigation in the mid-Atlantic region in late August. Crews from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague, Va., Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads, Va., and Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth...