Hampton Roads Based Ships, Aircraft Return To Homeport

September 7 ,2019 – U.S. 2nd Fleet ordered nearly 30 ships and 120 aircraft to return to Hampton Roads today, following an assessment from the U.S. Coast Guard that the port is safe for maritime operations. “After the storm, the Coast Guard and our port partners worked quickly to reconstitute the Port of Virginia,” said Capt. Kevin Carroll, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. “This port is critical to commerce in the Commonwealth and throughout the U.S., but it is even more important for our national security as home of…

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Navy prepares for Hurricane Dorian in Hampton Roads

September 3, 2019 – Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet ordered all U.S. Navy ships and aircraft in the Hampton Roads area to be prepared to transit to safety within 24 hours, if necessary, as a precautionary measure due to the approach of Hurricane Dorian, thereby setting Sortie Condition Bravo. Vice Adm. Andrew L. Lewis set the sortie condition as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of significant damage to ships, aircraft and piers during potential high winds and/or seas. “We will continue to monitor and track the storm to ensure…

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Sortied Navy Assets Return to Hampton Roads

September 15, 2018 – Nearly 30 ships and 128 aircraft will return to the Hampton Roads area starting Saturday, Sept. 15, and will continue to return to homeport over the next several days. Beginning today, aircraft will make their way back to Hampton Roads bases and surface ships will start to return Sunday, Sept. 16. The return plan for Norfolk-based aircraft will give priority to rotary wing assets to allow for additional land-based rotary wing Defense Support to Civilian Authorities (DSCA) support, if requested. The decision to return naval assets…

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US Coast Guard Sets Ice Condition Two in Hampton Roads

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Captain of the Port set ice condition two and plans to close the Capes to inbound and outbound vessel traffic at 6 p.m. January 3rd. Ice condition two is set when there is significant formation of ice in navigable waters. Ice has been reported on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and in the Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Coast Guard Cutter Chock, homeported in Baltimore, is currently underway to conduct ice-breaking and other relief efforts in the vicinity of Tangier Island. Mariners are requested to use extreme caution when…

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