Coast Guard divers locate, mark downed Long Island Sound light structures

Coast Guard divers locate, mark downed Long Island Sound light structures
NEW YORK – At nearly the eight month anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, the recovery process has been long for military members and civilians alike, but the U.S. Coast Guard continues to make profound progress in and around the East Coast waterways. Through significant team efforts, important landmarks are being recovered and waterways are being cleared of debris that remain from the...

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 ends search after body is recovered near Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Coast Guard Cutter Beluga. USCG photo by Joseph P. Cirone, USCGAUX.PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Divers recovered the body of a woman involved in a Tuesday morning accident in which a vehicle fell into the water in the vicinity of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel’s eight mile post. Divers from Crofton Diving were able to recover the body from the vehicle involved in the accident and Chesapeake Bay Bridge...

Coast Guard retrieves batteries from Potomac River

BALTIMORE – Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker East based in Portsmouth, Va., along with assistance from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Potomac based in St. Inigoes, Md., recovered batteries near Hallowing Point Light in the Potomac River, Wednesday, that had previously fallen into the water due to icing conditions over the years.