Coast Guard assists 3 aboard vessel taking on water off Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard vessel taking on water off Cape Lookout, NC
Coast Guard Cutter Cochito File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted 3 people after their boat began taking on water near Cape Lookout, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a mayday call over VHF-FM channel 16 at about 4:40 p.m. that a 32-foot boat with three people aboard was taking on water 10 miles south of Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Sector...

Multiagency search for missing boater off Tangier Island

Multiagency search for missing boater off Tangier Island
USCG File Photo BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and partner agency personnel are searching for a missing boater approximately 5 miles southwest of Tangier Island, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capitol Region were notified of a 40-foot vessel with two people aboard taking on water off Tangier Island at approximately 2:30 p.m. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Smith Island, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Smith Island, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a 20-year-old man in the water in the vicinity of Smith Island near the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The search for the missing swimmer, which began Sunday at approximately 2:00 p.m. after the man was last seen in the water about 20 feet from the beach, was suspended at 8 p.m. The search effort included 45-foot...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in water near Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in water near Virginia Beach, Va.
Seaman Alexis Bach scans the horizon aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cochito Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 off Virginia Beach, Virginia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Stephen B. Atchley. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water near Virginia Beach Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report at 2:10...

Coast Guard rescues 4 fisherman 50 miles off Chincoteague, Va.

Coast Guard rescues 4 fisherman 50 miles off Chincoteague, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard located four overdue fishermen Friday aboard a disabled fishing boat off the Virginia coast. The Coast Guard received initial reports from family members of the overdue fishermen around 3:30 a.m., stating they were last known to be headed from Chincoteague toward Norfolk Canyon in the 26-foot fishing boat Duskey. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth issued...

Hook up with a striper

Hook up with a striper
John Miller of Farmville, Va., tries his luck at striped bass fishing in the Lafayette River in Norfolk, Va., under the Hampton Boulevard Bridge. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn A cluster of small boats gather toward the end of an ebb tide on a dreary November evening in Norfolk, Virginia. Fishermen, clad in rain slickers,...

Coast Guard suspends search for man, 38, near Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for man, 38, near Oregon Inlet, NC
OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a 38-year-old man near Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet. Missing is Kristopher Mueller of Avon. Mueller was last known to be spear fishing in the vicinity of the Bonner Bridge. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders were notified at 5:30 p.m. Saturday after Mueller had not been seen for more than an hour. Mueller’s vehicle...

3 Coast Guard cutters hold unique change of command in Portsmouth

3 Coast Guard cutters hold unique change of command in Portsmouth
Master Chief Petty Officers Lombard and Jones share a laugh during their change of command ceremony June 25, 2015, at Base Portsmouth. The ceremony was held for three changes of command for the cutters Shearwater, Cochito and Seahorse. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by PA3 Joshua L. Canup) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Three Coast Guard cutter crews officially changed commands Thursday during a ceremony in Portsmouth...

Coast Guard ramps up security efforts for 57th Presidential Inauguration

Coast Guard ramps up security efforts for 57th Presidential Inauguration
WASHINGTON — Members from various Coast Guard units throughout the United States joined together Sunday in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington Monday. Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team from Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker East, located in Portsmouth, Va., and Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West, located in San Diego, Calif., patroled areas...