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 [...]
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching the Atlantic Ocean 1,582 miles east of San Juan, Puerto Rico for four people aboard the French flagged sailing vessel Recidive. Coast Guard watchstanders received notification of a broadcast from a personal locator beacon assigned to the vessel at 1:45 p.m. Saturday. Using Amver, the automated mutual [...]
BALTIMORE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Capstan, homeported in Philadelphia, breaks ice on the Chesapeake Bay near the Sassafras River in Maryland, Jan. 14, 2011. The Capstan and its crew conducted ice breaking operations in the upper Chesapeake Bay for three days. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Jan. 17, 2011)– The Coast Guard boarded and cited several fishing vessels in violation of federal law including one vessel in possession of 58 illegally caught Atlantic striped bass Friday. During their patrol the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Beluga, homeported in Norfolk, Va., detected and intercepted fishing vessels in the Exclusive [...]
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 11, 2010) – A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 13-year-old boy off a cruise ship approximately 40 miles northeast of Cape Hatteras Saturday. Coast Guard watchstanders received a call at 8 a.m. from crew aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Jewel reporting they had a teenage boy showing symptoms of acute appendicitis and [...]
By ARIEL ZIRULNICK News21/CNS= PHILADELPHIA – Like most accidents, it wasn’t just one thing that went wrong when a barge rammed into a tour boat on the Delaware River in July, killing two. First, the engine malfunctioned on the duck boat, an amphibious craft popular with tourists visiting Philadelphia. The boat’s master turned off the [...]