Coast Guard assists 4 people in Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard assists 4 people in Chincoteague, VA
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted four people after their boat became disabled in Chincoteague, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Chincoteague were notified of a disabled 22-foot pontoon boat, 200 yards from Station Chincoteague, with two men and two women aboard, at approximately 7:10 p.m. Station Chincoteague launched a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water...

Chincoteague Island, a Coast Guard community

Chincoteague Island, a Coast Guard community
The sun sets west of Chincoteague Island, Va.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn An oysterman in a weather-beaten skiff prepares to tend his beds as a blood-orange sun peeks over the Atlantic horizon. A herd of wild ponies drink in a freshwater wetland where buffleheads and mallards hunt for breakfast among reeds on the glistening,...

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat runs aground in Chincoteague, Va.

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat runs aground in Chincoteague, Va.
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Wednesday from a grounded vessel in Chincoteague. Coast Guard Station Chincoteague watchstanders received notification Tuesday at approximately 8 p.m. that a 24-foot pontoon boat with four people aboard ran aground near Chincoteague Point. Station Chincoteague launched a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew and arrived on scene....

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat runs aground in Chincoteauge, Va.

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat runs aground in Chincoteauge, Va.
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Wednesday from a grounded vessel in Chincoteague. Coast Guard Station Chincoteague watchstanders received notification Tuesday at approximately 8 p.m. that a 24-foot pontoon boat with four people aboard ran aground near Chincoteague Point. Station Chincoteague launched a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew and arrived on scene....

Coast Guard responds to boat aground, medevacs woman in Chincoteague, Va.

Coast Guard responds to boat aground, medevacs woman in Chincoteague, Va.
Crew from Station Chincoteague assist a wounded woman onto their 24-foot Special Purpose Craft.  CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard responded to a boat aground with two children and six adults aboard Wednesday in Tom’s Cove, Chincoteague. At 6:15 a.m. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders received a distress call from the pleasure craft Chaser that it ran aground. Coast Guard Station...

Chincoteague Coast Guard personnel meet with Coast Guard Bronze Star recipient and WWII veteran

Chincoteague Coast Guard personnel meet with Coast Guard Bronze Star recipient and WWII veteran
Senior Chief Petty Officer Aric Deuel, presents Richard Smith, Coast Guard Bronze Star recipient and WWII veteran, with an honorary plaque on behalf of ANT Chincoteague, Station Chincoteague, and Sector Field Office Eastern Shore personnel Monday, April 27, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard met with a WWII veteran Monday...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing men off Eastern Shore

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing men off Eastern Shore
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday for two men missing approximately 15 miles east of Assateague Island, Md. Rescued was Patrick Small of New Bern, N.C. Missing are Steven and Walter Tate of New Bern, N.C. Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders initially received an emergency position-indicating radio beacon alert from the 67-foot fishing vessel Seafarer at 10:39 a.m....

Coast Guard temporarily suspends search for 2 missing men off Eastern Shore

Coast Guard temporarily suspends search for 2 missing men off Eastern Shore
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard temporarily suspended the search Wednesday for two missing men approximately 15 miles east of Assateague Island, Md. Due to the low visibility from clouds, rainfall and on scene winds of 50 to 60 mph, the Coast Guard suspended the search until sunrise Thursday. Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders initially received an emergency position indicating radio beacon...

Coast Guard rescues 1, searches for 2 from fishing vessel off Eastern Shore

Coast Guard rescues 1, searches for 2 from fishing vessel off Eastern Shore
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is responding to a distressed fishing vessel approximately 15 miles east of Assateague Island, Md., Wednesday. One man located on a life raft has been rescued by an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C, and two other men are reported missing. Coast Guard Fifth District watchstanders initially received an emergency...