Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing fishermen near Nantucket

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing fishermen near Nantucket
A life ring from the fishing boat Misty Blue lays on the deck after being recovered Dec. 5, 2017, approximately 10 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday at 8 p.m. for two missing fishermen near Nantucket, pending the development of new information. The fishermen originally went missing Monday evening after their...

Coast Guard searching for 2 fisherman near Nantucket, Mass.

Coast Guard searching for 2 fisherman near Nantucket, Mass.
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft File Photo BOSTON — Coast Guard crews along with local agencies and good Samaritans are searching for two fisherman after their fishing boat sank Monday evening 10 miles southeast of Nantucket. At approximately 6:10 pm the First Coast Guard District command center received a distress call via an emergency positioning indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) from the...

Coast Guard helps dewater, escort troubled fishing vessel off Cape Cod

Coast Guard helps dewater, escort troubled fishing vessel off Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is escorting an 83-foot fishing vessel Friday after it started taking on water 50 miles east of Chatham. At about 11:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders received a radio call from the crew of the Krystle James stating they had six people aboard and were taking on water, reportedly from a hole in the hull. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to homeport after 65 days at sea

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to homeport after 65 days at sea
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to their homeport of Kittery, Maine, Sunday after a 65-day offshore patrol in New England waters. The Tahoma’s efforts were in support of the Coast Guard’s Operation Atlantic Venture, which focused on the safety of sea life and the enforcement of fisheries laws and regulations on commercial and recreational fishing vessels in the Atlantic from...

Coast Guard, NOAA resolve closed area fishing cases for $80,000

Coast Guard, NOAA resolve closed area fishing cases for $80,000
BOSTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently resolved two civil penalty cases with two separate fishing vessel owners who violated the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act when their crews were found fishing in closed areas. There are five closed fishing areas in New England that cover about 8,000 square miles of protected waters. Closed areas aim to...

Coast Guard halts 2 commercial fishing crews following multiple safety violations

Coast Guard halts 2 commercial fishing crews following multiple safety violations
BOSTON — The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of two commercial fishing boats Thursday after multiple safety violations were found on each. The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew terminated the voyage of Amber Nicole, an 83-foot dredger homeported in New Bedford, after Spencer’s crew discovered the boat had three serious safety deficiencies. The violations included having no life raft, improperly...

Two Coast Guard cutters aid disabled fishing boat southeast of Nantucket

Two Coast Guard cutters aid disabled fishing boat southeast of Nantucket
Coast Guard Cutter crews from the Escanaba and Tybee tow disabled fishing vessel Chazy’s Toy to safety Aug., 23 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tybee) BOSTON — Crews aboard two Coast Guard cutters brought an 83-foot fishing vessel safely to anchorage at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday. Watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District Command Center, were notified at 11:30...

Coast Guard searching off South Jersey for missing boater

Coast Guard searching off South Jersey for missing boater
A C-130 Hercules takes off from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is searching off South Jersey for a 75-year-old missing boater Saturday. The man was reportedly fishing approximately 17 miles east of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. The man’s wife contacted Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light at...

Coast Guard responds to adrift fishing boat near Nantucket

Coast Guard responds to adrift fishing boat near Nantucket
The Coast Guard rescued a stranded fishing vessel 32 miles east of Nantucket, Mass., Wednesday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Jake Ayers)BOSTON – The Coast Guard rescued a stranded fishing vessel 32 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts received a distress call via channel 16 VHF from the...