Coast Guard crews respond to grounded vessel near Cape Charles

Coast Guard crews respond to grounded vessel near Cape Charles
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Members from Coast Guard Sector Virginia responded to and assessed the condition of a 760-foot vessel that ran aground and is now safely anchored in the Chesapeake Bay, Tuesday. The cause of the grounding is under investigation. No reports of pollution, injury or damage were reported. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received...

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on sailboat in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on sailboat in Chesapeake Bay
Members of Coast Guard Station Cape Charles approach a sailboat beset by heavy weather in the Chesapeake Bay, to return its operator to shore, March 19, 2021. Coast Guard photograph courtesy of Coast Guard Station Cape Charles CAPE CHARLES, Va.— The Coast Guard rescued a 57 year-old man who was reportedly suffering mild hypothermia symptoms, after his sailboat was beset by severe weather approximately...

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 members help rescue injured pelican

Coast Guard members help rescue injured pelican
Service members from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles rescued a pelican in distress near Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles, Virginia, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo courtesy of Wildlife ER. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources rescued a pelican in distress near Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles, Virginia, Saturday. Coast Guard Station Cape Charles watchstanders...

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, 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 searching for 2 missing men in Poquoson River, Virginia

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing men in Poquoson River, Virginia
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for two missing men after their canoe capsized near the mouth of the Poquoson River Monday morning. A passenger who was also aboard the canoe was able to swim to shore and call York County 911, who then contacted the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center at approximately 4:30...

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...