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,...

Coast Guard, local first responders rescue 4 boaters in Virginia Beach, VA

Coast Guard, local first responders rescue 4 boaters in Virginia Beach, VA
Coast Guard Station Little Creek 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup PORTSMOUTH, Va. —The Coast Guard and local first responders rescued four people after their boat ran aground on a jetty in Little Creek, Sunday evening. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders were notified by Virginia Beach 911 that four people were injured when their 20-foot...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker off Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard rescues kayaker off Cape Charles, VA
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo PORTSMOUTH, VA — The Coast Guard rescued a man, whose inflatable kayak capsized north of Kiptopeke State Park Thursday morning. The Accomack County Police Department contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center at 7:28 a.m., and notified them that a good Samaritan reported seeing what appeared to be a person in the...

Coast Guard suspends 11-day search for missing 82-year-old man along East Coast

Coast Guard suspends 11-day search for missing 82-year-old man along East Coast
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday evening for an 82-year-old man who went missing while transiting from Maryland to Florida. On Oct. 24, a family member notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads that she had lost contact with Hugh Blankenship during his voyage. He was last seen on Oct. 23 departing Rudee...

Coast Guard announces port openings in Virginia

Coast Guard announces port openings in Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Hampton Roads has reopened the ports in Virginia following the landfall of Hurricane Florence. The ports in Virginia saw limited impacts from the storm. “Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads is coordinating very closely with our port partners to ensure a quick and safe recovery from Hurricane Florence,” said Capt. Kevin Carroll, the commander...