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...