Disabled sailing vessel back in port after Coast Guard rescue

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard safely towed the lost operator and his sailing vessel Lancastrian, approximately 370 miles to Cobb’s Marina in Little Creek, Va., Sunday. The boat’s operator, David Chatburn, called the Coast Guard 5th District command center Wednesday to request assistance after becoming confused about his position. “One of the best pieces of equipment that Mr. Chatburn...

Coast Guard responding to lost, disabled sailing vessel

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday to a call from the lost operator of the sailing vessel Lancastrian, approximately 340 miles east of Atlantic City, N.J. The boat’s operator called the Coast Guard 5th District command center to request assistance after becoming confused about his current position. The owner was traveling from Little Creek, Va., to Scotland when he encountered...