Coast Guard establishes anchorage near Cape Charles, Virginia

Coast Guard establishes anchorage near Cape Charles, Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va.— Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander of Fifth Coast Guard District, signed a final rule establishing a new deep-water anchorage near Cape Charles and relocating an existing quarantine anchorage to an area further south in the lower Chesapeake Bay, which was published to the Federal Register, Thursday. The new commercial anchorage will facilitate safe navigation of maritime commerce and...

Coast Guard, assisted by Navy, medevacs man 400 miles off Virginia coast

Coast Guard, assisted by Navy, medevacs man 400 miles off Virginia coast
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina medevacs a man from a tanker 300 miles off VA coast, May 8, 2020. The man was reportedly a chief officer on the tanker vessel Arctic Flounder.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Elizabeth City) PORTSMOUTH, Va. ⁠— The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a tanker ship approximately 400 miles...

Coast Guard, Virginia state agencies investigate spill near mouth of James River

Coast Guard, Virginia state agencies investigate spill near mouth of James River
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads pollution responders are investigating a sheen that was reported Monday, near Outlook Beach in Hampton, Va. “The spilled material is most likely a petroleum product, likely oil or fuel from with an unidentified source,” said Lt Mitchell Latta, Chief of the Incident Management Division, from Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. “We...

The Old Coast Guard Station, visage of a bygone age

The Old Coast Guard Station, visage of a bygone age
by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert Along Atlantic Ave, nearly lost in the shade of nearby hotels, the Old Coast Guard Station Museum in Virginia Beach stands watch over the very same stretch of ocean as it did when it was built more than 100 years ago. Things have changed since those early days — the Life-Saving Service was joined with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the U.S. Coast Guard...