Coast Guard assists Provincetown IV Ferry near Scituate, Massachusetts

Coast Guard assists Provincetown IV Ferry near Scituate, Massachusetts
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted the crew and passengers aboard the Provincetown IV Ferry, which was disabled near Scituate, Massachusetts, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 4:06 p.m. that the ferry had suffered an engine failure...

Search continues for 2 overdue fishermen north of Provincetown, Mass.

Search continues for 2 overdue fishermen north of Provincetown, Mass.
BOSTON –The search for two missing fishermen north of Provincetown, Mass., continued throughout the night Monday and is continuing Tuesday. The Coast Guard Cutters Spencer, Flyingfish and Sanibel continued searching Monday night, and all search efforts have covered more that 360 square miles and have continued for more than 24 hours. The Spencer and Sanibel will remain on scene today and the Coast...

Provincetown ferry runs aground in Marble Head, Mass.

Provincetown ferry runs aground in Marble Head, Mass.
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews evacuated passengers from a ferry that ran aground on Nixes Mate, in Boston’s outer harbor Aug. 25, 2012. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification via VFH channel 16 at approximately 8:50 a.m. that the ferry Provincetown 3 had run aground with 145 passengers, four crew and one dog on board. Coast Guard Station Boston launched two 45-foot...

Coast Guard crews tow disabled fishing vessel to New Bedford

Coast Guard crews tow disabled fishing vessel to New Bedford
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews assisted a fishing vessel and towed it to New Bedford, Mass., Friday. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call from the fishing vessel Italian Princess at approximately 10 p.m. stating they were taking on water 32 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., with seven people aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer and the Coast Guard Cutter Flyingfish were diverted...

Coast Guard assists disabled fishing vessel

BOSTON — Multiple Coast Guard crews assisted a disabled fishing vessel and safely delivered it to Gloucester, Mass., at approximately 12:30 p.m. Friday. The four-person crew of the 75-foot stern trawler Bulldog used their radio to contact watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England to report the vessel’s engine shaft had broken and they needed assistance Thursday night. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard searching for possible missing boaters off Gloucester

BOSTON – U.S. Coast Guard crews are currently searching for a boat in distress or two people possibly in the water off Gloucester, Mass., after receiving a Mayday call, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Boston received the Mayday call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 around 10:10 p.m., stating a 24-foot pleasure craft was taking on water with two people aboard roughly 20 to 40 minutes outside Gloucester Harbor. Before...

Coast Guard urges mariners to use survival gear

BOSTON – Coast Guard officials are urging the recreational and commercial boating public to ensure they have appropriate survival gear on board as the winter season arrives. In the past week, three notable incidents have occurred that display the urgent need for vigilance while out at sea. The sailing vessel Raw Faith became disable far off shore while transiting from Massachusetts to Bermuda....