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...

Coast Guard, local authorities suspend search for boater near Tangier Island, Va.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and local authorities have suspended the search at 2:51 p.m. Friday for a 46-year-old man aboard a 30-foot sailboat who went missing approximately two miles south of Tangier Island, Va., Thursday. The boater contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at 3:54 a.m. Thursday and reported his boat had sustained damage, and he was requesting assistance. A crew aboard...

Coast Guard searching for boater near Tangier Island, Va.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for a 46-year-old man aboard a 30-foot sailboat approximately two miles south of Tangier Island, Va., Thursday. The boater contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at 3:54 a.m. and reported his boat had sustained damage, and he was requesting assistance. A crew aboard a 41-foot Utility Boat from Coast Guard Station Crisfield,...

Disabled sailing vessel back in port after Coast Guard rescue

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard safely towed the lost operator and his sailing vessel Lancastrian, approximately 370 miles to Cobb’s Marina in Little Creek, Va., Sunday. The boat’s operator, David Chatburn, called the Coast Guard 5th District command center Wednesday to request assistance after becoming confused about his position. “One of the best pieces of equipment that Mr. Chatburn...