Fifth District

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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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Have you ever enjoyed the sight of Wolf Trap Light on the Chesapeake Bay? The crew from Station Cape Charles paused during an underway patrol to take in this sunset! #Underway #Sunset #CoastGuardLife Thank you to BM3 Dylan Wyco for the great photo!
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U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region, Department of Energy & Environment and partner agency personnel are working on cleaning the water after a sheen was located in the Potomac River near Oxon Cove. Crews were out all day making sure this gets cleaned up as quickly and safely as possible.
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There was a rescue reunion on Base Portsmouth today! Jacob Van Ommen's sailboat ran aground and sank in the Chesapeake Bay on June 23, and today he met with the Coast Guard rescue swimmer and watchstanders who helped save his life! #AfterTheRescue #SAR #SemperParatus
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Station Milford Haven recently practiced using a Stokes litter, which is a metal stretcher used widely in search and rescue operations! Practice makes perfect! #SAR #Training #SemperParatus Thank you to SN Shannon Shepard for the pics!
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U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region helped coordinate the rescue of a man having symptoms of a possible heart attack off Ocean City, MD. That's what teamwork is about!
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BZ to the crew of #ManasquanInlet for their medevac earlier today!
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The Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel was the special guest at the United States Coast Guard Yard all-hands assembly Tuesday. Adm. Michel, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven W. Cantrell, and other guests viewed the inner workings of the facility.
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Have you ever seen a flare? Or wondered what you would do if you ever saw one? Wonder no more! Members of Coast Guard Station - Ocean City, U.S. Coast Guard Station Crisfield and Station Curtis Bay tell us all about flares today!
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Great job Station Chincoteague on saving two mariners after their vessel caught on fire 14 miles southeast of Chincoteague, Virginia! Thankfully the mariners had the equipment onboard to put out the fire but needed help once they started taking on water! Bravo Zulu #TeamCoastGuard!
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Our shipmates over at Station Chincoteague sent over some photos of the missions and happenings over on the Eastern Shore! Looking good, team!
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Chaplain Prince recently served as a safeTalk instructor at Air Station Elizabeth City! SafeTALK is a training program on suicide alertness and helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources to help. Congratulations, graduates!
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After 10 long months, the Asphalt Trader, formerly known as the Newlead Grenadino, has finally departed Baltimore. #USCG #AsphaltTrader
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Check out this fiery sunset at Station Cape Charles! One of the perks of serving is the U.S. Coast Guard is being stationed in places with views like this! #Sunset #CapeCharles #Virginia Thank you to FA Darrion Helm for the photo!
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Check out this footage from Air Station Elizabeth City's medevac yesterday! A man aboard a sailboat activated his personal locator beacon when he started having chest pains near Ocracoke, NC. The PLB's signal was the only way the Coast Guard knew he was in distress! Read more: https://goo.gl/obmdrT #SAR #Medevac
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The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids near Cape Lookout and Harkers Island, North Carolina, beginning August 7. Click for more information!
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Happy #NationalLighthouseDay! Other than the beautiful New Cape Henry Lighthouse seen here, what are your favorite lighthouses throughout the mid-Atlantic? #Lighthouses #CapeHenry
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Boating safety is paramount during the 2017 White Marlin Tournament off Ocean City, M.D. Aug 7 - 11. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region reminds you to make sure you have working safety gear aboard your vessel, stay hydrated and don't drink and boat. No bow riding, either. For tournament info visit https://www.whitemarlinopen.com/tournament-info
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BZ to the fast action of #USCG Station #AtlanticCity for their fast response and damage control skills.
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It sure has been a busy weekend here in the 5th District! Great job to Station Wachapreague for helping 5 people after their disabled boat ran aground on Parramore Island, #VA, yesterday! #SAR #SemperParatus
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Here is another case where people made the excellent decision to wear life jackets, which led to a quick, streamline rescue by US Coast Guard Coast Guard Station Oak Island! #SAR #SemperParatus #WearLifeJackets
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