Coast Guard highlights recreational boating safety on the Connecticut River

Coast Guard highlights recreational boating safety on the Connecticut River
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is partnering with the Connecticut River Task Force on recreational boating safety boardings this summer along the Massachusetts portion of the Connecticut River, one of the state’s busiest waterways. Coast Guard Sector Boston law enforcement crews are assisting state and local law enforcement agencies from Massachusetts with the safety initiative. The Connecticut River...

Coast Guard Sector Boston holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Boston holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Captain Eric Doucette relieves Captain Claudia Gelzer as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston, Massachusetts during a change of command ceremony, Friday, July 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hayden Hunt) BOSTON — Coast Guard Capt. Eric Doucette relieved Capt. Claudia Gelzer as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston during a change of command ceremony...

Coast Guard honors 2 young heroes at Sector Boston

Coast Guard honors 2 young heroes at Sector Boston
Herman Tsakhaev, 9, and Bodie Thompson, 11, pose for a photo at Coast Guard Sector Boston Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Dunn) BOSTON — Coast Guard members from Sector Boston and Station Boston honored two young boys Tuesday who rescued a man in distress at Walden Pond on June 10, 2018. Cmdr. Brad Kelly, deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston,...

Coast Guard, Gloucester Fire Department medevac lobsterman off coast

Coast Guard, Gloucester Fire Department medevac lobsterman off coast
Coast Guard Station Gloucester 47-Foot Motor LIfeboat file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with the Gloucester Fire Department medevaced a 78-year-old man from the lobster boat Sea Force One Tuesday after he suffered an injury to his leg 17 miles south of Gloucester. Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received the call for help from the captain of the Sea Force One via radio at around 2:20...

Coast Guard conducts maritime law enforcement exercise in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard conducts maritime law enforcement exercise in Boston Harbor
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard Sector Boston and port partners conducted a maritime law enforcement drill Wednesday in Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. The exercise improved how maritime law enforcement officers would respond to an active-shooter aboard a vessel. The drill was conducted to ensure the public’s safety...

Coast Guard Station Boston medevacs man from cruise ship 12 miles outside Boston Harbor

Coast Guard Station Boston medevacs man from cruise ship 12 miles outside Boston Harbor
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 77-year-old man from the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn Thursday approximately 12 miles outside Boston Harbor. A crewmember aboard the cruise ship called the Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center and reported they were about 60 miles southeast of Nantucket with a passenger suffering from signs of cardiac distress. A...

Hope in the harbor – a kayaker’s fight for rescue

Hope in the harbor - a kayaker's fight for rescue
Gary Pierce, a Kayaker from Winthrop, Massachusetts, pauses for a photo after being interviewed about being rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Winthrop Massachusetts.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi) By Petty Officer Andrew Barresi Pierce desperately dug his paddles into the choppy water. Stroke after stroke, he fought the October wind as the waves battered...

Coast Guard calls for caution as endangered right whales skim feed off Cape Cod coast

Coast Guard calls for caution as endangered right whales skim feed off Cape Cod coast
Right whale skim feeding with NOAA ship Delaware II in the background. Credit: NOAA/NEFSC BOSTON — The Coast Guard is advising mariners Wednesday to head caution on the water as multiple groups of right whales have been observed in the area of Boston Light to Marshfield. As per the Endangered Species Act, it is unlawful to approach within 500 yards of a North Atlantic right whale by a vessel, aircraft...

Coast Guard, Mass DEP respond to dielectric oil leak in Mystic River

Coast Guard, Mass DEP respond to dielectric oil leak in Mystic River
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection responded to a dielectric oil leak Friday in the Mystic River near the Alford St. bridge. The source is believed to be a small, slow leak from a cable under the river. Initially, Mass DEP and a pollution response team from Coast Guard Sector Boston discovered a notable rainbow sheen during a routine patrol of the river. Boom...