Coast Guard Cutter Albacore to make new home in New London

Coast Guard Cutter Albacore to make new home in New London
NEW LONDON, Conn. –  Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Albacore are claiming New London as their new homeport, Friday. The Cutter Albacore has replaced the Coast Guard Cutter Chinook, as a part of the Coast Guard’s Bow-to-Stern dry dock program. The 87-foot “Bow-to-Stern” initiative is a $49 million, 4-year recurring maintenance cycle for the Coast Guard Atlantic Area 87-foot coastal...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 32-year-old man in Chesapeake Bay

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for a 32-year-old man who was reported to have fallen overboard from the  170-foot fishing vessel Fleeton, during the vessel’s southbound transit in the Chesapeake Bay. Missing is Bernard Redmond. The Coast Guard searched for approximately 21 hours covering 300 square nautical miles. The following Coast Guard assets...

Coast Guard searching for missing 32-year-old man in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard searching for missing 32-year-old man in Chesapeake Bay
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching Monday for a 32-year-old man who was reported to have fallen overboard from the 170-foot fishing vessel Fleeton during the vessel’s southbound transit in the Chesapeake Bay. The master of the Fleeton contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 9 a.m. reporting a crewmember was last seen as the vessel...

Coast Guard teams participate in cooking competition in Virginia Beach, Va

Coast Guard teams participate in cooking competition in Virginia Beach, Va
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Five Coast Guard teams from local small boat stations and patrol boats participated in a food competition Monday at Coast Guard Station Little Creek in Virginia Beach. The teams represented Coast Guard Stations Little Creek and Cape Charles, and Coast Guard Cutters Albacore, Beluga and Sea Horse. The idea for the competition came during an area of responsibility familiarization,...

Coast Guard ends search for plane crash victim near Tangier Island, Va.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard ended its search Monday for a missing female passenger from a plane that crashed off the coast of Tangier Island Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., located the woman, and a Maryland Natural Resources Police boatcrew recovered her unresponsive. The woman was transferred to members of the Virginia Marine Resources...

Coast Guard and local authorities searching for 1 near Tangier Island, Va.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for one person after an emergency broadcast was sent from the plane they were aboard eight miles off the coast of Tangier Island Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a call at 3:30 p.m. from an air traffic controller at Naval Air Station Patuxent River reporting a single-engine aircraft was declaring an emergency...

VMRC helps Coast Guard locate overdue boater in Tangier Harbor

USCG Cutter Albacore File PhotoBALTIMORE – Rescuers located a man reported to be overdue from Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, Md., Monday. Located was Albert Casale, 56, from Millsboro, Del. Casale’s wife contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, reporting that her husband, who had planned to go out rock fishing Saturday aboard Nemo, his 30-foot sailboat, did...