Coast Guard medevacs Navy sailor near Chesapeake Bay Inbox

Coast Guard medevacs Navy sailor near Chesapeake Bay Inbox
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a sailor from a U.S. Navy ship approximately 12 miles off the coast of the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay early Saturday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center received a request from the Navy for a medevac of a crewmember who...

Coast Guard assists aground cargo ship near Sewell’s Point, Virginia

Coast Guard assists aground cargo ship near Sewell’s Point, Virginia
The Hong Dai sits aground a quarter mile Northwest of Sewell’s Point near Norfolk, Virginia, October 1, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Virginia crews successfully coordinated refloating a cargo ship that ran aground one quarter mile northwest of Sewell’s Point in Norfolk late Wednesday night. Seven tugs were instrumental in refloating the Panamanian...

Coast Guard responding to aground cargo ship near Sewell’s Point, Virginia

Coast Guard responding to aground cargo ship near Sewell’s Point, Virginia
The Hong Dai sits aground a quarter mile Northwest of Sewell’s Point near Norfolk, Virginia, October 1, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Virginia and the Port of Virginia’s Maritime Incident Response Team are assisting the crew of a cargo ship after it ran aground near Norfolk on Wednesday night. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia...

Coast Guard assists mariner stranded in surf near Fisherman’s Island

Coast Guard assists mariner stranded in surf near Fisherman's Island
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted a stranded mariner in Smith Island Inlet near Fisherman’s Island Thursday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center received a call from Sea Tow that a mariner on a disabled 22-foot sailing vessel appeared distressed and required assistance. A crew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard rescues 6 from overturned vessel

Coast Guard rescues 6 from overturned vessel
The aircrew and six rescued mariners stand beside an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Air Station Elizabeth City, August 16, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued six mariners after their vessel capsized in adverse weather 16 miles east of Cape Henry Sunday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Fifth District Command Center received an alert that a personal locator beacon...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing man in Virginia Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing man in Virginia Beach
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 67-year old man who reportedly entered the water near 86th Street in Virginia Beach Monday evening. The Coast Guard joined the multi-agency search Monday evening after notification from the Virginia Beach Fire Department, who reported a family...

Coast Guard, VMRC rescue jet skiers near Chincoteague, Virginia

Coast Guard, VMRC rescue jet skiers near Chincoteague, Virginia
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resource Commission rescued a woman and a boy in the early hours of Sunday morning in Horntown Bay near Chincoteague, Virginia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia’s Command Center received a report that a 57 year-old woman and a 3 year-old boy went missing at 1:50 am on Sunday, June 28th. A...

Coast Guard Sector Virginia holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Virginia holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Kevin Carroll, departing commander of Coast Guard Sector Virginia, and Capt. Samson Stevens, incoming commander of Coast Guard Sector Virginia, salute each other during the change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia, June 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Seaman Katlin Kilroy) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Capt. Samson Stevens relieved Capt. Kevin Carroll...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Virginia Beach, Virginia

Coast Guard medevacs man near Virginia Beach, Virginia
An Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hovers over a container ship 48 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Apr. 27, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a ship 48 miles northeast of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday night. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center received a report from the captain of the...