Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads holds change-of-command ceremony
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Capt. Rick Wester and Capt. Kevin Carroll salute one another during a change-of-command ceremony on Base Portsmouth, June 12, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Capt. Kevin Carroll relieved Capt. Rick Wester as commander of Coast Guard...

Removal of aids to navigation in Virginia Inside Passage to continue

Removal of aids to navigation in Virginia Inside Passage to continue
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is overseeing the removal of 56 aids to navigation in the Virginia Inside Passage on Virginia’s Eastern Shore from June to August. A contractor is removing previously identified dayboards in waterways from Gargathy Inlet to north of Great Machipongo Inlet after shoaling in these areas created a significant hazard to navigation. The continued shoaling within these...

Coast Guard suspends search for man in York River, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for man in York River, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a man in the York River Wednesday. The Coast Guard suspended after searching with other agencies a combined total of approximately 553 square miles through Tuesday night. The Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Two (HSC-22), Virginia Marine Resources Commission, James City County Police,...

Coast Guard, others search for man in York River, Va.

Coast Guard, others search for man in York River, Va.
Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a man Tuesday in the York River after a jon boat capsized near York River State Park in Williamsburg. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at about 2:30 p.m. from the James City County Police Dept. that the 14-foot boat...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from water near Cedar Island, VA

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from water near Cedar Island, VA
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker from the water Wednesday, after he was separated from his kayak near Cedar Island. The GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at 1:48 p.m., stating the man had activated his emergency GPS device. A...

Coast Guard medevacs two ailing cruise ship Carnival Pride passengers

Coast Guard medevacs two ailing cruise ship Carnival Pride passengers
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medically evacuated two ailing passengers aboard a cruise ship approximately 9 miles east of Virginia Beach this morning. The captain aboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center in Portsmouth at 2:30 a.m. to request medevacs for a...

Coast Guard rescues 1 from water near Gwynn Island, Va.

Coast Guard rescues 1 from water near Gwynn Island, Va.
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued a man from the water approximately a half-mile north of Gwynn Island, Virginia, Sunday afternoon. A resident of the island contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth at 2:45 p.m. and reported an overturned catamaran with one visible person in the water. A 29-foot Response...

Coast Guard assists father and daughter aboard tugboat taking on water

Coast Guard assists father and daughter aboard tugboat taking on water
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew assisted a man and child whose boat ran aground and was taking on water near the mouth of the York River Sunday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth were notified by the man’s wife at 11:05 p.m. Saturday evening that her husband and 10-year-old daughter...

Coast Guard suspends its search for missing man near Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard suspends its search for missing man near Cape Charles, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man near Cape Charles, Virginia, Tuesday. The missing 33-year-old crewman of the cargo ship Lara Venture was last seen when he reportedly fell overboard at about 2:10 a.m. this morning. A Coast Guard aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and the crews...