Coast Guard, U.S. Army rescues 2 people from submerged vessel in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard, U.S. Army rescues 2 people from submerged vessel in Chesapeake Bay
A U.S. Coast Guard crewmember from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Virginia, observes a submerged vessel in the Chesapeake Bay, June 10, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan Wyco) Portsmouth, Va. — The Coast Guard and the Army rescued two people from the water 6.5 miles west of Fisherman Island, Virginia, Monday night. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing boaters near Mosquito Point, Va

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing boaters near Mosquito Point, Va
Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday evening for two men who went missing near Mosquito Point on the Rappahannock River in Virginia, Sunday. 59-year-old Mark Ringenberg and 59-year-old Stephen Perkins departed from Weems, Virginia aboard a 15-foot Boston Whaler, Sunday morning. Later that evening, their boat was found washed...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing boaters near Mosquito Point

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing boaters near Mosquito Point
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for two men after their boat was found washed ashore, with recent signs of occupancy near Mosquito Point on the Rappahannock River in Virginia, Sunday. 59-year-old Mark Ringenberg and 59-year-old Stephen Perkins were identified as the two men who were on the...

Coast Guard to dedicate building in honor of WWII hero on Base Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard to dedicate building in honor of WWII hero on Base Portsmouth, Va.
Lt. Robert H. Prause, Jr. PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads personnel are scheduled to hold a building dedication ceremony in honor of a WWII hero at the Sector Hampton Roads Command Building on Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Friday morning. Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, commander, Atlantic Area, will preside over the ceremony honoring Lt. Robert H. Prause, Jr., a Norfolk native who...

Coast Guard searching for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk

Coast Guard searching for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk
29-foot Respoonse Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for 63-year-old Paul Youngk, who was last seen on his sailing vessel Grafin which had grounded off of Fort Norfolk on the Elizabeth River, Sunday morning. Mr. Youngk was reportedly aboard the Grafin when it began taking on water and eventually submerged below the water early...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat fire in Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat fire in Cape Charles, VA
The Coast Guard and other local agencies respond to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Virginia, Feb. 26, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CAPE CHARLES, Va. — The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report at 6 a.m. from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles crewmembers...

Coast Guard rescues, medevacs 2 men who fell overboard from tanker

Coast Guard rescues, medevacs 2 men who fell overboard from tanker
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew flew two men to the hospital after they were injured falling overboard with a lifeboat from a tanker 70 miles east of Chincoteague, Wednesday. The two engineers were reportedly working on an enclosed lifeboat when it released and they both went over with it. The crew of the tanker, Chemtrans Nova, contacted Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs man 70 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard medevacs man 70 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering from shortness of breath aboard a fishing boat about 70 miles east of Virginia Beach, Wednesday morning. The crew of the fishing boat, Amanda Ashley, contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth with a satellite phone at 2:06 a.m., to report the 53-year-old crewman’s...

Coast Guard assists aground cargo ship near Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard assists aground cargo ship near Virginia Beach, Va.
The JSW Salem sits aground after it ran aground about 2.5 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jan. 10, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Reynolds) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted the crew of a bulk carrier ship after it ran aground about 2.5 miles east of Virginia Beach, Thursday morning. Crew members aboard the JSW Salem, a 958-foot bulk carrier,...