Coast Guard to conduct training with blank rounds in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Coast Guard to conduct training with blank rounds in Hampton Roads, Virginia
Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard boat crews will be shooting blank rounds from their guns while conducting tactical training near Craney Island Friday, just north of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. The Coast Guard has issued a notice to mariners to make them aware of rapid boat maneuvers and gun shots that may be...

Coast Guard finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels

Coast Guard finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels
Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch found five recreational fishing vessels fishing for highly migratory species without Federal Fisheries Permits, a violation discovered during the routine boarding process over the weekend near Oregon Inlet, N.C. Recreational fishing in federal waters...

Cape May Coast Guard units host area dignitaries

Cape May Coast Guard units host area dignitaries
Congressman Jefferson Van Drew stands on the stern of a Station Cape May small boat while receiving a tour of Training Center Cape May, April 12, 2019.  Official U.S. Coast Guard photos by Seaman Isaac Cross CAPE MAY, N.J. – New Jersey Rep. Jefferson Van Drew, Assemblyman R. Bruce Land, and approximately 20 veterans and members of the Atlantic County Veterans Advisory Board received a tour of...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer off Rehoboth Beach, DE

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer off Rehoboth Beach, DE
USCG file photo PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard ended its search for a man who went missing off Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Monday. The body of Timothy Toner was recovered by Rehoboth Beach Police  south of Dewey Beach, Delaware. The Coast Guard launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Atlantic City, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Indian River, and the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard suspends search for swimmer off Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Coast Guard suspends search for swimmer off Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, N.J. File Photo by Auxiliarist David Lau PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a swimmer off Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. The Coast Guard began searching after Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders in Philadelphia were notified by the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department of a missing 24-year-old...

Coast Guard assists tanker 210 miles off Nantucket

Coast Guard assists tanker 210 miles off Nantucket
Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard is assisting a disabled 356-foot asphalt tanker 210 miles off the coast of Nantucket after it reportedly lost power. The Netherlands Coast Guard called watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District at about 5:30 p.m., Thursday, and reported the Marshall Island-flagged tanker Asphalt Sailor was disabled with a crew of 17 aboard. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Frisco, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Frisco, NC
Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing man whose sailboat was discovered after it ran aground on a beach near Frisco on Monday. Missing is Richard Tomlinson, 82, of Clearwater, Florida. Richard reportedly was sailing for Maine when he departed from a marina in Riviera Beach, Florida. Multiple crews from Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner near Frisco, NC

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner near Frisco, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard is searching for a man whose sailboat was discovered aground near Hatteras, Monday. Missing is Richard Tomlinson, 82, of Clearwater, Florida. Tomlinson was reportedly sailing from Clearwater to Maine. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch are currently searching for Tomlinson. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard sailboat south of Cape Hatteras, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard sailboat south of Cape Hatteras, NC
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch comes alongside the 43-foot sailboat Tuesday, April 26, 2017. HATTERAS, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a sailboat 13 miles south of Cape Hatteras. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received notification that the 43-foot sailboat Nanette had a fouled propeller due to heavy weather conditions and was requesting...