Coast Guard rescues 5 people from capsized boat in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from capsized boat in Chesapeake Bay
A U.S. Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Cape Charles, Virginia transports five people back to shore after their boat capsized near the Old Plantation Flats Light near Cape Charles, June 20, 2019.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kenneth MacDougall) PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water after their boat capsized near the...

Coast Guard assists disabled, adrift sailing vessel in the Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard assists disabled, adrift sailing vessel in the Chesapeake Bay
A 42-foot sailing vessel gets towed through the waters of the Chesapeake Bay to Cape Charles Harbor by a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Virginia, June 16, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Kyle Chadwick) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted two people after their 42-foot sailing vessel became disabled and adrift in the Chesapeake Bay shipping channel,...

Coast Guard, U.S. Army rescues 2 people from submerged vessel in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard, U.S. Army rescues 2 people from submerged vessel in Chesapeake Bay
A U.S. Coast Guard crewmember from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Virginia, observes a submerged vessel in the Chesapeake Bay, June 10, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan Wyco) Portsmouth, Va. — The Coast Guard and the Army rescued two people from the water 6.5 miles west of Fisherman Island, Virginia, Monday night. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat fire in Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat fire in Cape Charles, VA
The Coast Guard and other local agencies respond to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Virginia, Feb. 26, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CAPE CHARLES, Va. — The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report at 6 a.m. from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles crewmembers...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker off Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard rescues kayaker off Cape Charles, VA
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo PORTSMOUTH, VA — The Coast Guard rescued a man, whose inflatable kayak capsized north of Kiptopeke State Park Thursday morning. The Accomack County Police Department contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center at 7:28 a.m., and notified them that a good Samaritan reported seeing what appeared to be a person in the...

Coast Guard assists overdue boater near Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard assists overdue boater near Cape Charles, VA
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va.–The Coast Guard assisted an overdue boater who went missing near Cherrystone Campground in Cape Charles, Virginia, late Monday night. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads were notified at about 9 p.m., Monday, by the man’s wife stating he left for a 15-minute trip in a Jon Boat, and had failed to return after over two hours. Sector...

Coast Guard assists father and daughter aboard tugboat taking on water

Coast Guard assists father and daughter aboard tugboat taking on water
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew assisted a man and child whose boat ran aground and was taking on water near the mouth of the York River Sunday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth were notified by the man’s wife at 11:05 p.m. Saturday evening that her husband and 10-year-old daughter...

Coast Guard suspends its search for missing man near Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard suspends its search for missing man near Cape Charles, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man near Cape Charles, Virginia, Tuesday. The missing 33-year-old crewman of the cargo ship Lara Venture was last seen when he reportedly fell overboard at about 2:10 a.m. this morning. A Coast Guard aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and the crews...

Coast Guard concludes search for man located alive near Machipongo, Va.

Coast Guard concludes search for man located alive near Machipongo, Va.
Coast Guard Cutter Mako file photo photo by AUX David Lau PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard concluded its search for a Norfolk man after he was located alive near Machipongo Sunday. Wesley Schoonmaker was discovered by a good Samaritan after Schoonmaker came ashore with his raft at a Machipongo beach near the person’s home and walked into their backyard. The good Samaritan called Eastern Shore...