Coast Guard suspends its search for missing man near Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard suspends its search for missing man near Cape Charles, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man near Cape Charles, Virginia, Tuesday. The missing 33-year-old crewman of the cargo ship Lara Venture was last seen when he reportedly fell overboard at about 2:10 a.m. this morning. A Coast Guard aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and the crews...

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing man near Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing man near Cape Charles, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a missing man near Cape Charles, Virginia, Tuesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at 2:10 a.m. that a 33-year-old Chinese crewman fell overboard the 770-foot cargo ship Lara Venture at the Cape Charles Anchorage. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Smith Island, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Smith Island, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a 20-year-old man in the water in the vicinity of Smith Island near the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The search for the missing swimmer, which began Sunday at approximately 2:00 p.m. after the man was last seen in the water about 20 feet from the beach, was suspended at 8 p.m. The search effort included 45-foot...

Coast Guard participates in oil spill response exercise in Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard participates in oil spill response exercise in Portsmouth, Va.
Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck (left), Coast Guard 5th District commander, speaks with Capt. Richard J. Wester (center), Sector Hampton Roads deputy commander, and Capt. Christopher S. Keane (right), Sector Hampton Roads commander, during a simulated oil spill exercise. Multiple agencies, including the Navy and Coast Guard, participated in a joint training exercise . (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty...

Coast Guard suspends search in Rappahannock River for possible missing boater

Coast Guard suspends search in Rappahannock River for possible missing boater
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for an individual who may have fallen from a 10-foot boat into the Rappahannock River near Totuskey Creek. A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 9:42 a.m. to report an unmanned, partially submerged aluminum skiff adrift with a fishing pole aboard. The boat has a...

Coast Guard, Navy search Rappahannock River for possible missing boater

Coast Guard, Navy search Rappahannock River for possible missing boater
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the Navy are searching Thursday for an individual who may have fallen from a 10-foot boat into the Rappahannock River near Totuskey Creek. A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 9:42 a.m. to report an unmanned, partially submerged aluminum skiff adrift with a fishing pole aboard. Sector watchstanders...

Coast Guard Atlantic Area to hold change-of-command and retirement ceremony May 16th

Coast Guard Atlantic Area to hold change-of-command and retirement ceremony May 16th
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee will assume command of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Coast Guard Defense Force East during a Change of Command ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16 at Naval Station Norfolk. Lee will relieve Vice Adm. Robert Parker who assumed command of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Coast Guard Defense Force East on April 30, 2010. Parker will retire to Washington...

Boat collision claims 1, injures another near Naval Station Norfolk, Va

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard crew from Station Portsmouth, good Samaritan and local agencies responded to a boat collision that resulted in a death and injury near Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Tuesday. At approximately 1 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report of the collision between a 15-foot pleasure boat with two people aboard and the approximately 40-foot...

Coast Guard enforces restricted area during USS George H.W. Bush commissioning

NORFOLK, Va. – The Coast Guard and other law enforcement personnel will conduct maritime security patrols during the USS George H.W. Bush commissioning ceremony Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk.