Coast Guard, Virginia state agencies investigate spill near mouth of James River

Coast Guard, Virginia state agencies investigate spill near mouth of James River
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads pollution responders are investigating a sheen that was reported Monday, near Outlook Beach in Hampton, Va. “The spilled material is most likely a petroleum product, likely oil or fuel from with an unidentified source,” said Lt Mitchell Latta, Chief of the Incident Management Division, from Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. “We...

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 suspends search for missing swimmer in Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer in Virginia Beach, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search on Saturday afternoon for a woman who was reported to have entered the water but was not seen coming out in Virginia Beach. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received the report of the possible missing swimmer from the Virginia Beach Police Department at approximately 3:45 a.m. The...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing swimmer in Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing swimmer in Virginia Beach, Va.
Coast Guard Cutter Flying Fish file photo by Petty Officer Corinne Zilnicki PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other local agencies are searching for a woman who was reported missing off of Virginia Beach early Saturday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received the report of the missing swimmer from the Virginia Beach Police Department at approximately 3:45 a.m. She was...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward assists disabled vessel 149 miles off Cape Henry, Virginia

Coast Guard Cutter Forward assists disabled vessel 149 miles off Cape Henry, Virginia
Crewmembers aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forward, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, tow a 67-foot disabled commercial fishing vessel that became disabled 149 miles off Cape Henry, Virginia, August 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Petty Officer 2nd Class Victoria Eckart) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard a 67-foot commercial...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Ocean View

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Ocean View
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a man who reportedly entered the water after his vessel became disabled. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received the initial report at approximately 6 p.m., from a pair of kayakers who had seen a man swim away from his disabled vessel, but he did not resurface. Crews...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for man missing off of Ocean View

Coast Guard, local agencies search for man missing off of Ocean View
Coast Guard Station Little Creek 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard crews and other local first responders are searching for a man who was reported missing off of Ocean View in Norfolk, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received the initial report at approximately 6 p.m., from a pair of kayakers...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Sandbridge, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Sandbridge, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 35-year-old man who reportedly entered the water to assist a 13-year-old child near Little Island State Park, Wednesday. The Coast Guard initially received the report of the missing man from Virginia Beach dispatch at approximately 1 p.m., Tuesday. Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth...

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sandbridge, Va

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sandbridge, Va
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a 35-year-old man who was reported missing after entering the water to assist a 13-year-old child reportedly caught in a rip current near Little Island State Park, Tuesday. Virginia Beach dispatch notified Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders...