Fifth District

Welcome to the Fifth Coast Guard District

USCGC Diligence

The Fifth Coast Guard District ensures the safety and security of the oceans, coastal areas, and marine transportation system within America’s Mid-Atlantic Region. We focus on risk reduction and prevention, but are prepared to respond with courage and speed to any maritime incident. D5’s 156,000 square miles of ocean, bays, rivers, wetlands and tidal marshes are unique and filled with historical significance, encompassing six states, vital geographic waterways, several major mid-Atlantic ports, the largest naval base in the world, and our Nation’s capitol.



                       

Mailing Address:
Commander Fifth Coast Guard District
431 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
Portsmouth Federal Building Staff Status:
757-398-6441 or 800-334-8377
 

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U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Macon sent us these photos of their end of a SAR case yesterday. They escorted a fishing boat to Beaufort, North Carolina, after U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet crews initially responded to the vessel taking on water. Thanks to SN Lee Gundy for taking these, and to BM2 Tyler McGregor for passing them along! See our previous post to learn more about the case.
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#USCG Stations Hatteras Inlet, Fort Macon assist boat taking on water in #NorthCarolina! https://t.co/FFoyVyWPA1 https://t.co/YwMk8NPQc6
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Good things happen with U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet crews on the job, with an assist from U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Macon ! Go team Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic!
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Winterization: keep an eye on the cold for your safety’s sake
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Welcome back our shipmates aboard the cutter DILIGENCE who returned to Wilmington, NC, after a 65-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea!
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#USCG crew from Air Station #AtlanticCity, #NJ, medevacs ill woman from cruise ship off #NJ coast.… https://t.co/QBEbUnurc6
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Great job to the crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City for their medevac of an ill passenger from a cruise ship off Atlantic City, New Jersey, last night! #SAR #SemperParatus #Medevac
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Bravo Zulu to CDR Jackson from Air Station Elizabeth City and CDR Davis from U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina for representing the Coast Guard at the 1 year anniversary of #HurricaneMatthew’s impact on #NC. The Coast Guard, along with other federal, state and local agencies, was recognized by Governor Roy Cooper during a ceremony in Raleigh, NC.
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#USCG #Station #Portsmouth, #VA, helped 2 after their boat began taking on water near #WestNorfolkBridge. Read here… https://t.co/LpSLkI0CWp
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Station Portsmouth helped out two mariners this morning after their vessel began taking on water near the West Norfolk Bridge in Portsmouth, VA. Great job, shipmates!
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BZ to Joe and Billy Gottschalk on their Coast Guard Public Service Commendations at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City today! What started as a summer fishing trip ended with the pair helping to save the lives of four people caught in a rip current off the Jersey Shore. Job well done! Read more about it here: https://goo.gl/WStpHS
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#PenderCounty911 and #USCG #WrightsvilleBeach discuss working together and rescue off #TopsailBeach, #NC! Read More… https://t.co/z488g8VV3b
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Our fans may recall our Station Wrightsville Beach crews rescuing 5 people near Topsail Island, NC, back in July. What you may not have known was how closely they worked with the Pender County Sheriff's 911 Communications Center, who kept relaying the people's positions in the midst of harsh weather! Great job to U.S. Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach and to our partner agencies!
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The crew of USCGC TAMPA, one of our cutters homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, is hosting the U.S. Coast Guard's Instagram this week! Be sure to check it out at instagram.com/uscg! #UnderwayLife
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A crew from Station Milford Haven helped dewater a boat on the Rappahannock River in #VA yesterday, then teamed up with a Virginia Marine Resources Commission boat crew to escort the vessel back to shore and make sure the mariners returned safely! Great job to all involved! #SAR #SemperParatus
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#USCG crew from Station Milford Haven assisted 4 aboard a vessel taking on water in northern #VA yesterday!… https://t.co/gLBzgfNsiL
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#USCG crew from #OregonInlet, #NC, assists 1 man after kayak overturns near Kitty Hawk Bay. #kayakinghttps://t.co/lLCerUmUM5
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A crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet was underway near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina tonight when they heard a mayday call and discovered a man clinging to an overturned kayak. Because the man and his kayak were so well-equipped, he was able to call for help on his handheld radio and received assistance almost immediately! #SAR #KayakSafety #SemperParatus
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Sector Hampton Roads recently hosted a Port Industry Day on Base Portsmouth! CAPT Rick Wester and other well-versed Coast Guardsmen informed industry partners about #hurricanepreparedness and waterways management, among other topics! Thank you to LTJG Stasia Ellis for the photo!
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Do you recognize this vessel found on the banks of the Severn River in Crownsville, #maryland? If so, please call 4… https://t.co/kojN1SmeNY
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**UPDATE** The owner has been found. Do you recognize this vessel? This vessel was found washed up on the banks of the Severn River in Crownsville, MD, and we’re looking for the owner. If you have any information about this vessel or its owner, please contact our Command Center personnel at 410-576-2525.
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Station Hobucken has been busy this week! Last night they assisted 1 man aboard a boat taking on water on the Neuse River in #NC! The well-trained crew arrived on scene in about 12 minutes, then dewatered the boat and towed it ashore! #SAR #SemperParatus
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#USCG crew from Station Hobucken dewaters and tows a 25-foot vessel with 1 man aboard on #NeuseRiver, #NC!… https://t.co/eBsxb9whDy
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Check out this training session featuring U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Heron and STA Oak Island! The Virginia Beach, Virginia-based cutter and the station crew from Oak Island, North Carolina teamed up to practice towing! Thank you to the HERON's MKC Peter York for the imagery!
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Can you imagine towing a vessel for 20 hours straight, working the deck through the night and the following day? The crew of USCGC FLYINGFISH did just that last Monday! They towed a 50-foot fishing vessel that was disabled about 115 miles off Cape Henry, #VA! Once they neared shore, the cutter's crew passed the tow off to USCG Station Little Creek, making this case a true team effort. #SemperParatus #SAR #Teamwork
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City air crew members help each other climb into a life raft and use signaling devices while performing aviation survival training in the Atlantic Ocean. Also known as "wet drills," the training simulates the survival process after having escaped from a crashed aircraft.
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Good morning from Station Wachpreague on Virginia's #EasternShore! The station's crew of 16 works hard to protect the waterways from Gargathy Inlet to Great Machipongo Inlet! #StationLife #SemperParatus Thank you to MK1 Douglas Hawley for the great photo!
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#USCG crew from Station Hobucken and a good Samaritan teamed up to help a man whose boat ran aground in #NC!… https://t.co/JUwQbdwCuU
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A crew from Station Hobucken teamed up with a good Samaritan to help a man whose boat caught fire and ran aground on the Neuse River in #NC! Great job to the STA Hobucken crew, and thank you to the individual who offered their assistance! #SAR #TeamworkTuesday
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#USCG Station #Hobucken #rescued 3 people near #Sealevel, #NC last night after their boat ran out of gas. Read more… https://t.co/1ZM3dsAqoj
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Happy #WorldMaritimeDay! Check out these fun facts about the #USCG's Marine Safety mission to celebrate! @IMOHQhttps://t.co/CwaWt8Rtyd
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#USCG medevacs man off NC coast! Check out the video release: https://t.co/dA9DpeEdPQ https://t.co/DL08nydp67
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RT @USCGSoutheast: .@USCG crew member from the #USCG Cutter Forward, based in #Virginia, helps an #Irma survivor with a sip of water. https…
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#USCG crew from #OregonInlet rescues 5 from the water after their boat capsizes in #NC! Read more:… https://t.co/2YGqFPkAEG
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#USCG crew from Station Emerald Isle rescued a man after his boat capsized near #CampLejeune, #NC! Read more:… https://t.co/wdjEiafwsa
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#BravoZulu #AirStation #ElizabethCity on rescuing 5 people 60 miles east of #CapeCharles, #VA! Read more here:… https://t.co/bO2sO6tyWx
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RT @USCG: Hot on the heels of Hurricane #Harvey is #Irma & #Jose. #PlanAhead with this checklist to be hurricane ready. #NatlPrep https://t…
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Port Condition Whiskey has been set in #NC ports. https://t.co/TKlNxNWuJJ https://t.co/dFEPMPb3NE
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RT @USCG: Why wait till disaster strikes? Plan Ahead to ensure you & your family are safe! Follow hashtags #PlanAhead & #NatlPrep for tips.…
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