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...

Coast Guard medevacs unconscious man in Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard medevacs unconscious man in Cape Charles, VA
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 60-year-old man from a ship anchored in Cape Charles, Virginia, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads were notified this morning by a representative of the Nord Chesapeake, a 656-foot Panamanian vessel, that a crew member was unconscious. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was dispatched...

Coast Guard rescues 2 survivors clinging to debris in Pamlico Sound, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 survivors clinging to debris in Pamlico Sound, NC
The Mad Lady II, a 35-foot fishing boat, is seen after two men were rescued on debris from the fishing boat Wednesday morning in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, July 18, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Two men were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Wednesday morning, after their fishing boat capsized Tuesday near Hog Island. “Locating the two fisherman was a true team effort...

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...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 150 miles southeast of Wilmington

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 150 miles southeast of Wilmington
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter medevaced an 80-year-old passenger from the cruise ship Adventure of the Seas today. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District command center were contacted by the crew of the cruise ship and requested the medevac of an 80-year-old female passenger who had reportedly suffered a stroke and...

Coast Guard crews assist disabled sailboat off North Carolina coast

Coast Guard crews assist disabled sailboat off North Carolina coast
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder file photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton PORTSMOUTH, Va.-The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous and Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder towed a disabled sailboat with two people aboard to safety Tuesday. The crew of the sailing vessel Gaia became disabled after being demasted and losing all electrical power. The crew activated an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)...

Coast Guard medevacs man in Chesapeake Bay, VA

Coast Guard medevacs man in Chesapeake Bay, VA
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a recreational boat in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center received notification at 2:20 p.m. from the man’s wife that her 53-year-old husband became ill and fatigued and needed to be medevaced. An MH-60...