Coast Guard assists overdue boater near Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard assists overdue boater near Cape Charles, VA
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va.–The Coast Guard assisted an overdue boater who went missing near Cherrystone Campground in Cape Charles, Virginia, late Monday night. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads were notified at about 9 p.m., Monday, by the man’s wife stating he left for a 15-minute trip in a Jon Boat, and had failed to return after over two hours. Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Celebrity Summit 230 miles off NJ

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Celebrity Summit 230 miles off NJ
Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CAPE MAY, NJ — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man from a cruise ship approximately 230 miles east of Cape May, New Jersey, Monday afternoon. Watchstanders at the 5th District command center were notified Monday morning of the cruise ship Celebrity Summit who had reported that a 61-year-old male crewmember was suffering...

Coast Guard coordinates joint-agency rescue of 5 people from seaplane 460 miles off NC

Coast Guard coordinates joint-agency rescue of 5 people from seaplane 460 miles off NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of five persons from a seaplane, which had to make an emergency landing, approximately 460 miles east southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Saturday. The seaplane left Elizabeth City, North Carolina, early Saturday morning and was forced to make the emergency landing after striking an object during take-off, which damaged the aircraft’s...

Coast Guard ends search for couple who went missing in Pamlico River, NC

Coast Guard ends search for couple who went missing in Pamlico River, NC
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, NC — The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday morning following the recovery of the bodies of a couple who went missing in the Pamlico River, Friday. The couple was a 70-year-old male and a 72-year-old female who were last seen departing Potters Marine early Friday afternoon. Their 20-foot boat was later found unmanned and adrift in the...

Coast Guard and local partners search for missing couple in Pamlico River, NC

Coast Guard and local partners search for missing couple in Pamlico River, NC
Coast Guard Station Hobucken 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert. WILMINGTON, NC — Coast Guard crews, along with the Beaufort County Emergency Management Agency, are searching by air, sea and land for a missing man and woman, whom were last seen departing Potters Marine early Friday afternoon. The missing persons are a 72-year-old female and a 70-year-old...

Coast Guard conducts double medevac from cruise ship southeast of Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard conducts double medevac from cruise ship southeast of Wilmington, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, medevaced two passengers off of a cruise ship approximately 160 miles southeast of Wilmington, Friday morning. Coast Guard watchstanders at the 5th District headquarters in Portsmouth were contacted by the crew of the cruise ship Anthem of the Seas late...

Coast Guard medevacs man with head injury more than 200 miles off Virginia

Coast Guard medevacs man with head injury more than 200 miles off Virginia
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man with a deep gash on his forehead and fractured foot aboard a cargo ship about 225 miles east of Virginia Beach Friday. The captain of the cargo ship Saga Navigator called the Coast Guard at 12:34 p.m. and reported that a crew member had a deep gash with significant...

Coast Guard escorts 8 to safety, helps keep charter boat from sinking

Coast Guard escorts 8 to safety, helps keep charter boat from sinking
Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet boat crews aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water, provide dewatering support Aug. 9, 2018, as they escort a 44-foot charter boat that was taking on water back to port in Hatteras Inlet, N.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews helped eight people on a charter boat as...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship off North Carolina

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship off North Carolina
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a woman needing medical attention from a cruise ship about 20 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, Thursday morning. The Adventure of the Seas contacted the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center Wednesday evening to request assistance for the woman, but the ship was too far offshore for immediate...