Coast Guard presents Public Service Commendation awards

Coast Guard presents Public Service Commendation awards
Capt. Samson Stevens (right) reads the Coast Guard Public Service Commendation award to the recipients Shawn Shapiro Sr., Shawn Shapiro Jr., and Mark Clemens, February 28, 2022, at the Hampton Roads Search and Rescue Forum in Hampton, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Emily Velez). PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Capt. Timothy Eason, on behalf of Rear Adm. Laura Dickey, Coast Guard District...

Coast Guard sets normal port condition for the Port of Virginia

Coast Guard sets normal port condition for the Port of Virginia
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port opens the Port. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez)(U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez)PORTSMOUTH, VA— The Captain of the Port of Virginia ordered the return to normal port condition for the coastal waters of Virginia from Cape Charles Light south to the Virginia-North Carolina border effective 7:00 a.m. Monday. While vessel traffic is...

Coast Guard sets modified Port Condition Zulu for the Port of Virginia

Coast Guard sets modified Port Condition Zulu for the Port of Virginia
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port sets Port Condition Zulu. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez) PORTSMOUTH, VA– The Captain of the Port set modified Port Condition Zulu for the coastal waters of Virginia from Cape Charles Light south to the Virginia-North Carolina border effective 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 16, 2022. Other than vessels designated by the Captain of the Port, no vessels...

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from heart attack symptoms

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from heart attack symptoms
A Coast Guard aircrew medevacs a man experiencing symptoms of a heart attack aboard a 75-foot fishing vessel, 18 miles northeast of Virginia Beach, Dec. 1, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt Joe Bannon.) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 57-year-old man reportedly suffering from symptoms of a heart attack approximately 18 miles northeast of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, Wednesday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver on Chickahominy River

Coast Guard searching for missing diver on Chickahominy River
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy video) PORTSMOUTH, Va — Coast Guard and local response crews are searching for a 70-year-old diver reported missing on the Chickahominy River, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received initial notification from the James City County 911 Dispatcher at 6:41 p.m., Tuesday, reporting...

Coast Guard, partner agencies end search for missing 23 year-old male

Coast Guard, partner agencies end search for missing 23 year-old male
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies ended their search, Sunday, for a 23-year-old male who was last seen going under the surface of the water while swimming at Dam Neck Beach, Saturday evening. Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire Department recovered a body matching the description of the...

Coast Guard searching for missing 23 year-old male at Dam Neck Beach

Coast Guard searching for missing 23 year-old male at Dam Neck Beach
Coast Guard Station Little Creek, Virginia 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann.PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a 23-year-old male who was last seen going under the surface of the water while swimming at Dam Neck Beach, Saturday evening. The male was last seen wearing dark swim trunks. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman in Chesapeake Bay
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies have suspended their search for a missing 70 year old fisherman who was reported overdue on Thursday. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission recovered a body matching the description of the missing mariner at 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning. Coast...

Coast Guard completes oil spill cleanup in Colonial Beach

Coast Guard completes oil spill cleanup in Colonial Beach
COLONIAL BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard concluded cleanup operations for an oil spill from a partially sunken vessel in Colonial Beach on Friday. Cleanup efforts started after a vessel partially sank at a pier and began discharging oil from its fuel tanks late Sunday night. Early Monday morning, pollution responders from Coast Guard Sector Virginia responded to the scene and federalized the case to...