JAMES RIVER — The free ferry crossing the James River from Smithfield to Jamestown is one of the great adventures of driving the uncrowded roads of U. S. 17 from Port Royal to Williamsburg. With a four lane highway and light traffic, exploring the bustling burg of Tappahannock, driving over to Reedville and touring down [...]
Nov. 3, 2013 — Coast Guard rescues two fishermen after 65-ft wooden dragger sinks off Gloucester coast; one crewmember now dead This story of a wooden fishing boat in poor condition which was returned to commercial clamming work has a lot in common with the saga of the El Toro II, in which three [...]
NEW YORK – A joint team comprised of Coast Guard members and Customs and Border Protection officers discovered and seized approximately 306 pounds of cocaine concealed among a shipment of cocoa beans coming from the Dominican Republic Sunday. The team, made up of Coast Guard personnel from Sector New York in Staten Island, and CBP [...]
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a sailboat taking on water near the mouth of the Great Wicomico River and another sailboat approximately 17 miles northeast of Cape Charles that was disabled and taking on water. Crewmembers aboard the 34-foot sailboat Basta contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at [...]
CAMBRIDGE (Sept. 12, 2013) — An 18-year-old male was rescued and another 18-year-old was recovered deceased Wednesday after the two jumped off the Senator Malkus Jr. Bridge into the Choptank River near Cambridge. A passerby contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at approximately 5 p.m., reporting the two jumped from the bridge wearing swim trunks. [...]
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.