Coast Guard rescues three adults and one child from sinking vessel

Coast Guard rescues three adults and one child from sinking vessel
Coast Guard Station Little Creek dewatering a 22-foot recreational vessel taking on water near First Island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Dec. 4, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued three adults and a child from a recreational vessel taking on water Sunday at Thimble Shoal South Island, also known as First Island, by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The...

Coast Guard rescues four people from a disabled sailing vessel

Coast Guard rescues four people from a disabled sailing vessel
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued four people from a disabled sailing vessel Monday approximately two miles east of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Virginia received notification at approximately 2 a.m. from a good Samaritan that the 48-foot sailing vessel Irish...

Coast Guard presents public service awards to mariners for fire response

Coast Guard presents public service awards to mariners for fire response
U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Stockwell recognizes and awards Good Samaritans who contributed to the Spirit of Norfolk fire Nov. 10, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard presented the final of 18 public service awards this week to the good Samaritans who responded to the Spirit of Norfolk fire. On June 7, 2022, the passenger vessel Spirit of Norfolk was on a sightseeing...

Coast Guard rescues 13 people southeast of Chincoteague

Coast Guard rescues 13 people southeast of Chincoteague
A Coast Guard Station Chincoteague 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew safely transfers 12 people ashore at the station Oct. 28, 2022 in Chincoteague, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Chincoteague.) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and two good Samaritans rescued 13 people from a sinking commercial fishing vessel Friday approximately 63 miles southeast of Chincoteague. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Lynnhaven Inlet

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Lynnhaven Inlet
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a missing 27-year-old kayaker who went missing near Lynnhaven Inlet early Tuesday morning. Coast Guard and local partner agencies searched for two days, covering more than 1,873 square miles. Coast Guard watchstanders received a notification Tuesday at 10 a.m. reporting Ryan Tew, 27, last seen leaving Crab Creek in Lynnhaven...

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker near Lynnhaven, Va.

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker near Lynnhaven, Va.
The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue kayaker near Lynnhaven, Virginia.  (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Lally) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue kayaker Tuesday near Lynnhaven. Missing is Ryan Tew, 27-year-old male, last seen on a red single-person kayak. Tew reportedly departed on his kayak from Crab Creek in Lynnhaven Inlet around...

Overdue boaters located 80 miles east of Chincoteague

Overdue boaters located 80 miles east of Chincoteague
The two boaters who were reported overdue after failing to return to Hampton have been located safely Friday approximately 80 miles east of Chincoteague. The overdue boaters, Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones, contacted watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center to inform them of their safety and are now en route to Hampton. The pair reportedly were struck by lightning after sailing...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after catarmaran capsizes in Virginia.

Coast Guard rescues 3 after catarmaran capsizes in Virginia.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued three people after a catamaran capsized Saturday night near New Point, Virginia. A family member of the three missing people called the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday to report their vessel overdue for their scheduled return. Virginia Marine Police recovered two of the three individuals clinging to New Point Spit...

Coast Guard Sector Virginia holds Change-of-Command Ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Virginia holds Change-of-Command Ceremony
Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Stockwell relieved Capt. Samson Stevens as commander of Coast Guard Sector Virginia during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Virginia, June 15, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Stockwell relieved Capt. Samson Stevens as commander of Coast Guard Sector Virginia during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard...