Coast Guard suspends search for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk

Coast Guard suspends search for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 63-year-old missing mariner on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia, Sunday night. The missing 63-year-old man, Paul Youngk, was reportedly aboard his vessel when it began taking on water and eventually capsized early Sunday morning. An MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard searching for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk

Coast Guard searching for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk
29-foot Respoonse Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for 63-year-old Paul Youngk, who was last seen on his sailing vessel Grafin which had grounded off of Fort Norfolk on the Elizabeth River, Sunday morning. Mr. Youngk was reportedly aboard the Grafin when it began taking on water and eventually submerged below the water early...

Coast Guard demonstrates capability of new hospital rooftop helicopter pad

Coast Guard demonstrates capability of new hospital rooftop helicopter pad
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk performs training at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, on April 10, 2019.  PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew performed the first landing at one of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital’s new helicopter landing pads on April 10, 2019. The hospital recently built two new rooftop helicopter landing pads in order to quickly move patients...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship off Atlantic City

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship off Atlantic City
U.S. Coast Guard Air Stations Atlantic City, New Jersey and Elizabeth City, North Carolina medevac a man from the cruise ship MSC Divina approximately 100 miles off Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 19, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Elizabeth City) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from the cruise ship MSC Divina approximately 100 miles southeast of Atlantic City,...

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, conducts pre-flight checks before departing the air station, Jan. 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki It was completely dark in the middle of the Caribbean Sea on the evening of October 3, 2018. Dense bands of cloud...

Coast Guard, Elizabeth City State University sign memorandum of agreement

Coast Guard, Elizabeth City State University sign memorandum of agreement
Rear Adm. Keith Smith and Dr. Karrie Dixon, of Elizabeth City State University, present a signed Memorandum of Agreement Feb. 14, 2019, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup) ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard and Elizabeth City State University signed a memorandum of agreement at ECSU Thursday. The primary objectives highlighted...

The shipwreck that changed the Coast Guard forever

The shipwreck that changed the Coast Guard forever
The Marine Electric, a 605-foot cargo ship, as seen underway before its capsizing and sinking on Feb. 12, 1983.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki When the clock tolled 12 a.m. on Feb. 12, 1983, the 605-foot cargo ship Marine Electric trekked northward 30 miles off Virginia’s Eastern Shore, plowing slowly through the gale-force winds and waves stirred up by...

Coast Guard rescues, medevacs 2 men who fell overboard from tanker

Coast Guard rescues, medevacs 2 men who fell overboard from tanker
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew flew two men to the hospital after they were injured falling overboard with a lifeboat from a tanker 70 miles east of Chincoteague, Wednesday. The two engineers were reportedly working on an enclosed lifeboat when it released and they both went over with it. The crew of the tanker, Chemtrans Nova, contacted Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs man 70 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard medevacs man 70 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering from shortness of breath aboard a fishing boat about 70 miles east of Virginia Beach, Wednesday morning. The crew of the fishing boat, Amanda Ashley, contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth with a satellite phone at 2:06 a.m., to report the 53-year-old crewman’s...