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...

Coast Guard stresses boating safety during Norfolk Harborfest 2022

Coast Guard stresses boating safety during Norfolk Harborfest 2022
Norfolk, Va. — Coast Guard crews will be conducting safety patrols and enforcing safety zones during Norfolk Harborfest 2022 to ensure the safety of the public and the mariners participating in the event June 10-12 at Town Point Park at the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia. This event is expected to draw a large number of spectator vessels in the vicinity of Town Point Reach. To assist in maintaining...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the Chesapeake Bay
The Coast Guard cancelled the search for a person in the water in the Chesapeake Bay, Sunday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a possible person in the water in the Chesapeake Bay, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center initially received a report of a 20-foot Boston Whaler beached in the vicinity of Factory Point,...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in the Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in the Chesapeake Bay
The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a possible person in the water in the Chesapeake Bay, Saturday.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a possible person in the water in the Chesapeake Bay, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center initially received a report of a 20-foot Boston Whaler...

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...