Coast Guard warns mariners of stray cargo containers near Norfolk International Terminal,

Coast Guard warns mariners of stray cargo containers near Norfolk International Terminal,
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is warning mariners of loose cargo containers that fell from a cargo ship this afternoon at the Norfolk International Terminal (NIT) in Norfolk, Virginia. The Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Road command center...

Coast Guard oversees pollution response near submerged tugboat in Newport News, Virginia

Coast Guard oversees pollution response near submerged tugboat in Newport News, Virginia
Pollution responders adjust absorbent pads around the site of the partially submerged tugboat Bourne on Skiffes Creek in Newport News, Virginia, Jan. 22, 2018. T (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard pollution response team is overseeing oil spill response activities Wednesday, near a partially submerged tugboat on Skiffes Creek, north of Fort Eustis. A passing tugboat captain...

Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded on Hog Island, Va.

Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded on Hog Island, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued a mother, her daughter and the daughter’s friend Sunday after the three were lost and disorientated on Hog Island, located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The boyfriend of the mother contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Road Command Center watchstanders at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday and requested Coast Guard assistance. Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to a boat collision

USCG file photoPORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard and local agencies responded to a collision in the vicinity of the James River Bridge Sunday morning. At 9:53 a.m. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Road watchstanders received word over channel 16 VHF-FM that a Sea Tow vessel with one person aboard, and a 19-foot boat with two people aboard, a man and a 13-year-old male, had collided. A Coast Guard...