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...

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is reminding the public that unlicensed vessel charters are both illegal and unsafe to the consumer. The Coast Guard is currently investigating and issuing violations to owners of vessels offering unlicensed charter services in the state of Virginia. Hiring an unlicensed charter is dangerous because it may not have the proper emergency safety gear, may not have the...

Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Resources Commission crews medevac ailing man near Jamesville, Va.

Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Resources Commission crews medevac ailing man near Jamesville, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard crews partnered with a Virginia Marine Resources Commission boat crew to medevac an ailing 44-year-old man aboard a sailboat in the Chesapeake Bay Saturday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center in Portsmouth received a phone call around 8 a.m. from a man aboard the 30-foot sailing...

Coast Guard assists disabled, adrift sailing vessel in the Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard assists disabled, adrift sailing vessel in the Chesapeake Bay
A 42-foot sailing vessel gets towed through the waters of the Chesapeake Bay to Cape Charles Harbor by a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Virginia, June 16, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Kyle Chadwick) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted two people after their 42-foot sailing vessel became disabled and adrift in the Chesapeake Bay shipping channel,...

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...