Cape Charles, Virginia
Coast Guard Station Cape Charles is located in the town of Cape Charles in Northampton County, VA on the Eastern Shore. The Station's area of responsibility (AOR) covers an estimated 20 miles of Atlantic coastline as well as portions of the lower Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The unit is billeted with a mixture of deck, engineering, and support personnel including ratings such as BM, MK, FS, and SK.
Under the command of
Chief Boatswain’s Mate Justin Uyttewaal (OIC) the unit vigilantly contributes
to the Coast Guard’s primary missions of Search and Rescue, Homeland Security,
Maritime Law Enforcement, and Marine Environmental Protection. CG Station Cape
Charles conducts approximately 100 search and rescue cases and 300 law
enforcement boarding’s each year and strives to keep itself in the upper
echelon of CG District 5’s small boat units.
Unit Mission Statement: As professional mariners we will diligently serve and protect our country, service, and community by executing our missions swiftly and efficiently. We will set a vigilant watch and partner with local agencies to disrupt and safeguard against all threats.