Coast Guard ends search for missing diver on Chickahominy River

Coast Guard ends search for missing diver on Chickahominy River
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies ended their search,Wednesday, for a 69-year-old diver who was reported missing on the Chickahominy River. James City County dive units recovered a body matching the description of the missing man Wednesday afternoon. The Coast Guard searched with an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver on Chickahominy River

Coast Guard searching for missing diver on Chickahominy River
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy video) PORTSMOUTH, Va — Coast Guard and local response crews are searching for a 70-year-old diver reported missing on the Chickahominy River, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received initial notification from the James City County 911 Dispatcher at 6:41 p.m., Tuesday, reporting...

Coast Guard and port partners find missing boaters near Newport News, Virginia

Coast Guard and port partners find missing boaters near Newport News, Virginia
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and multiple port partners searched for and located two overdue boaters near Newport News Friday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received notification from a family member of the missing boater stating he was overdue and not responding to calls. The...

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth holds change of command ceremony
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas Frisbie relieved Master Chief Petty Officer Karel Mullen as the Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Station Portsmouth during a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Friday morning. Capt. Samson Stevens, commander of Coast Guard Sector Virginia, presided over the ceremony. Mullen will be retiring after 25 years of active duty...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 34-year old boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 34-year old boater
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for Russell Hines, a 34 year-old boater who was reported overdue Monday morning. The Coast Guard initially received the report of the missing man from the James City County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 10 a.m. Monday. Crews from the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard searching for missing 34 year-old boater

Coast Guard searching for missing 34 year-old boater
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for Russell Hines, a 34 year-old boater who was reported overdue Monday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia were notified by the James City County Sheriff’s Office that Hines’s 29-foot boat was discovered aground with the engine running in the James River, in...

Coast Guard, Navy, and local agencies save man from burning vessel

Coast Guard, Navy, and local agencies save man from burning vessel
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Norfolk and Portsmouth Fire Departments coordinated to save a man from a burning vessel off of Hospital Point Sunday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center received notification at approximately 6:57 a.m. that a vessel was on fire with one person aboard, just off of Hospital Point...

Coast Guard investigates barge allision with the Centerville Turnpike Bridge

Coast Guard investigates barge allision with the Centerville Turnpike Bridge
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Coast Guard is investigating an allision between a barge and the Centerville Turnpike Bridge which occurred early Saturday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received the report of the allision at 4:46 a.m. and released a safety marine information broadcast alerting...

Coast Guard assists aground cargo ship near Sewell’s Point, Virginia

Coast Guard assists aground cargo ship near Sewell’s Point, Virginia
The Hong Dai sits aground a quarter mile Northwest of Sewell’s Point near Norfolk, Virginia, October 1, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Virginia crews successfully coordinated refloating a cargo ship that ran aground one quarter mile northwest of Sewell’s Point in Norfolk late Wednesday night. Seven tugs were instrumental in refloating the Panamanian...