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...

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...