Coast Guard medevacs 2 mariners injured from vessel fire

Coast Guard medevacs 2 mariners injured from vessel fire
A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox. CAPE CHARLES, Va.— The Coast Guard medevaced two mariners who suffered burns after their vessel caught fire approximately 36 miles east of Fisherman Island, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water after tractor trailer crash

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water after tractor trailer crash
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended their search for a man who entered the water after his tractor trailer crashed off the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Tuesday. “We would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of this individual during this time of tragedy,” said Capt. Samson Stevens, commander of Coast...

Coast Guard searching following Chesapeake Bay Bridge crash

Coast Guard searching following Chesapeake Bay Bridge crash
Coast Guard Station Cape Charles 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Resource Commission, local police, and fire departments are searching for a person in the water after their tractor trailer crashed off the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center received a relayed 911 notification...

Coast Guard, Navy, and local agencies save man from burning vessel

Coast Guard, Navy, and local agencies save man from burning vessel
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Norfolk and Portsmouth Fire Departments coordinated to save a man from a burning vessel off of Hospital Point Sunday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center received notification at approximately 6:57 a.m. that a vessel was on fire with one person aboard, just off of Hospital Point...

Coast Guard investigates barge allision with the Centerville Turnpike Bridge

Coast Guard investigates barge allision with the Centerville Turnpike Bridge
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Coast Guard is investigating an allision between a barge and the Centerville Turnpike Bridge which occurred early Saturday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received the report of the allision at 4:46 a.m. and released a safety marine information broadcast alerting...

Coast Guard responds to diesel sheen near Rudee Inlet, Va.

Coast Guard responds to diesel sheen near Rudee Inlet, Va.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard, Virginia Beach Fire Department and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality are responding to a diesel sheen in Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Virginia watchstanders received an initial report Thursday evening from crews at the VBFD regarding a diesel sheen spotted in the water from an unknown source in the Rudee Inlet vicinity. Due...

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...