Coast Guard, partners complete oil spill cleanup in Steamboat Creek, Virginia

Coast Guard, partners complete oil spill cleanup in Steamboat Creek, Virginia
NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies concluded the cleanup and assessments for an oil spill in Steamboat Creek in Norfolk, Virginia on Monday. Cleanup efforts started after an on-shore waste oil tank overflowed on Monday, May 24th and were completed today. Coast Guard Sector Virginia pollution responders, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Emergency...

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth holds change of command ceremony
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas Frisbie relieved Master Chief Petty Officer Karel Mullen as the Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Station Portsmouth during a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Friday morning. Capt. Samson Stevens, commander of Coast Guard Sector Virginia, presided over the ceremony. Mullen will be retiring after 25 years of active duty...

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague holds change of command

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague holds change of command
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – Chief Petty Officer Adam Season relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Hall as the Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague during a change of command ceremony Thursday morning. Capt. Samson Stevens, commander of Coast Guard Sector Virginia, presided over the ceremony. Season is reporting to Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague after serving as...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on James River, Virginia

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on James River, Virginia
Sonar image depicting a sunken vessel on the James River in Virginia, May 27, 2021. (Photo by Chesterfield County Virginia Marine Team) NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are cautioning mariners and recreational boaters while transiting in the James River due to a sunken vessel causing a hazard to navigation, Thursday. The channel is currently open with restrictions with the submerged...

Coast Guard continues responding to oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Virginia

Coast Guard continues responding to oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Virginia
The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to an oil spill of an unknown amount in Steamboat Creek, Norfolk, May 26, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard curtesy photo/Released) NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to an oil spill of an unknown amount in Steamboat Creek, Norfolk. Oil spill response teams have deployed 1 mile of sorbet material in the affected...

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Virginia

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Virginia
NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to an oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Norfolk. As of Tuesday afternoon, approximately 300 feet of shoreline has been discovered to be impacted from a reported waste oil tank overflow incident which took place on shore. It is unknown how much waste oil entered the water from shore, and the source is secured. An oil spill response organization...

Coast Guard rescues man stranded in Chesapeake Bay during severe weather

Coast Guard rescues man stranded in Chesapeake Bay during severe weather
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 rescued a 50-year-old man after his 14-foot recreational vessel was beset by severe weather approximately 1 mile north of the Lynnhaven entrance in the Chesapeake Bay, Monday. The man in distress contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia...

Coast Guard cautions public concerning illegal charters in Virginia

Coast Guard cautions public concerning illegal charters in Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — As we head into the warmer months and more people head out onto the water, officials at Coast Guard Sector Virginia encourages the public to be informed and ask questions when chartering a vessel. Illegal charter operations and unlicensed operators are a risk to the passengers and other boaters. “It is critical that the public immediately report signs of illegal charter operations...

Coast Guard searching for missing 34 year-old boater

Coast Guard searching for missing 34 year-old boater
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for Russell Hines, a 34 year-old boater who was reported overdue Monday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia were notified by the James City County Sheriff’s Office that Hines’s 29-foot boat was discovered aground with the engine running in the James River, in...