Coast Guard, Navy to remove buoys from Oceanview, Chick’s Beach shorelines

Coast Guard, Navy to remove buoys from Oceanview, Chick's Beach shorelines
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the Navy are scheduled to remove two buoys from the Oceanview and Chick’s Beach areas of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Tuesday. The buoys washed ashore during the recent storms that passed through the Hampton Roads region. Navy assets from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek will tow the buoys off the beach and into the Chesapeake Bay, where a crew aboard...

Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew receives new commanding officer

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The 5th District commander presided over an change of command ceremony for the Portsmouth based Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew, Friday. Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Brown became the Frank Drew’s new commanding officer after Rear Adm. William “Dean” Lee pinned Brown with the command afloat badge during the ceremony. The Frank Drew is a 175-foot Keeper class...

Commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew relieved of command

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The commander of Coast Guard Personnel Command relieved the commanding officer of the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew, Wednesday, citing a loss in confidence in the officer’s ability to command. Rear Adm. Daniel R. May relieved Chief Warrant Officer Michael A. Davis of the 175-foot Keeper class buoy tender, and Davis remains temporarily assigned to the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard releases results of investigation into 2010 training fatality

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard made public a memo outlining details of a training accident that killed a Coast Guardsman from Marine Safety and Security Team 91106 based in New York at the mouth of the James River near Portsmouth, Va., Oct. 13, 2010. Petty Officer 3rd Class Shaun Lin, a maritime enforcement specialist, and other Coast Guard trainees were practicing boarding procedures with the...

Coast Guard Identifies Recovered Coast Guardsman

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard has identified the Coast Guardsman who died after falling into the James River near Newport News during a training exercise Wednesday. Deceased is Petty Officer 3rd Class Shaun Lin, 23, of New York. Lin, a Maritime Enforcement Specialist, has served the Coast Guard for approximately 3 years. The victim’s next of kin have been notified and support services are...

Coast Guard Searching for Missing MSST New York member

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Police, and Newport News Fire Department are searching for a Coast Guard member who fell in the water Wednesday evening in the vicinity of the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. At approximately 9:15 p.m., a Coast Guard member of the Maritime Safety and Security Team New York fell off a Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team small boat during...