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...

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

Coast Guard responding to 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 and the Port of Virginia’s Maritime Incident Response Team are assisting the crew of a cargo ship after it ran aground near Norfolk on Wednesday night. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia...

Coast Guard suspends search for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk

Coast Guard suspends search for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 63-year-old missing mariner on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia, Sunday night. The missing 63-year-old man, Paul Youngk, was reportedly aboard his vessel when it began taking on water and eventually capsized early Sunday morning. An MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard searching for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk

Coast Guard searching for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk
29-foot Respoonse Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for 63-year-old Paul Youngk, who was last seen on his sailing vessel Grafin which had grounded off of Fort Norfolk on the Elizabeth River, Sunday morning. Mr. Youngk was reportedly aboard the Grafin when it began taking on water and eventually submerged below the water early...

10 people rescued from capsized boat near James River Bridge, VA

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Coast Guard, Newport News Fire Department and Virginia Marine Police worked together to rescue 10 people from the water after their vessel capsized near the James River Bridge, early Saturday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a call from Newport News Police Department who reported the capsized vessel with ten people in the water. A 29-foot...

Coast Guard warns mariners of stray cargo containers near Norfolk International Terminal,

Coast Guard warns mariners of stray cargo containers near Norfolk International Terminal,
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is warning mariners of loose cargo containers that fell from a cargo ship this afternoon at the Norfolk International Terminal (NIT) in Norfolk, Virginia. The Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Road command center...

Coast Guard searching for 2 people after 4 recovered from boat collision on James River

Coast Guard searching for 2 people after 4 recovered from boat collision on James River
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Good Samaritans rescued four people from the water Saturday morning, after a collision between a recreational boat, with six people aboard, and an oyster barge being pushed by a tug which was headed for an oyster bed near the James River Bridge. First responders from multiple agencies are working together by boat and air to search...

10 years strong: The 45-foot Response Boat – Medium

10 years strong: The 45-foot Response Boat - Medium
45-foot Response Boat-Medium 45601 file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Reynolds stood on a wooden Coast Guard pier looking to the water’s edge at an orange and silver boat used for saving lives and assisting mariners in distress, and bears the numbers 45601, as a small smile appeared on his face. “I’d...

Coast Guard assists 2 on vessel taking on water near Portsmouth, VA

Coast Guard assists 2 on vessel taking on water near Portsmouth, VA
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard a vessel taking on water early this morning near the West Norfolk Bridge in Portsmouth. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at about 1:10 a.m. that a 30-foot vessel with two people aboard was taking on water near the east side...