Coast Guard searching after unmanned kayak found on rocks near Merrimack River

Coast Guard searching after unmanned kayak found on rocks near Merrimack River
An unmanned, unlabeled kayak is on the north jetty at the entrance to the Merrimack River, in Massachusetts, Sunday, May 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — The Coast Guard and Salisbury Police Department launched a search Sunday morning for a possible missing kayaker after an unmanned, unlabeled kayak was found at about 6:30 a.m. on the north jetty at the entrance to the Merrimack River. A...

Coast Guard suspends search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek

Coast Guard suspends search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek
USCG MH-60 File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its search Wednesday for a possible missing person in the vicinity of Black Rock Creek near the Merrimack River, in Newburyport. The Salisbury Police Department reported to Coast Guard watchstanders at midnight that someone reported hearing a call for help. The police also reported hearing the cries from shore. A Coast Guard Station Merrimack...

Coast Guard, local search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek

Coast Guard, local search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local police are searching for a possible missing person Wednesday in Black Rock Creek, near the entrance of the Merrimack River, Newburyport. The Salisbury Police Department reported to Coast Guard watchstanders at midnight of someone hearing a call for help. The police also reported hearing the cries from shore. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast...

Coast Guard conducts environmental response to sunken boat

Coast Guard conducts environmental response to sunken boat
Containment boom surrounds the sunken fishing vessel My Dee Lite, Friday, May 19, 2017 in Green Harbor, Massachusetts.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) BOSTON – Coast Guard Sector Boston response personnel along with members of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection responded to potential pollution from the sunken fishing vessel My Dee Lite Friday, at Green Harbor Marina in Green...

Coast Guard oversees 120 gal. fuel removal from Boston Harbor

Coast Guard oversees 120 gal. fuel removal from Boston Harbor
The commercial oil spill response company tends the containment boom deployed around the wreck of the ferry Peter Stuyvesant in Boston Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ann Marie Borkowski) BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston is keeping a watchful eye on an old oil discharge site that started leaking on Feb. 14, 2017. The boilers of the sunken ferry Peter Stuyvasent contained...

Coast Guard names Northeast active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year

Coast Guard names Northeast active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Solden. Solden was named the 2016 Enlisted Person of the Year for the First Coast Guard District. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — Two Northeast based Coast Guard petty officers were chosen as the 2016 active duty enlisted person of the year and reserve enlisted person of the year for the First Coast Guard District...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 55 miles east of Gloucester, Mass.

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 55 miles east of Gloucester, Mass.
BOSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 55-year-old man suffering from chest pains Sunday evening 55 miles east of Gloucester. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report at around 6:30 p.m. that the master of the 75-foot fishing vessel America, homeported in Boston, was ill and in need of medical attention. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod...

Coast Guard names Northeast active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year

Coast Guard names Northeast active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year
BOSTON — Two Northeast based Coast Guard petty officers were chosen as the 2016 active duty enlisted person of the year and reserve enlisted person of the year for the First Coast Guard District during a recognition banquet Friday, at Coast Guard Base Boston. The Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year Program recognizes exemplary performance by the men and woman from the active and reserve enlisted...

Coast Guard responds to medical emergency of fishing captain off Hull

Coast Guard responds to medical emergency of fishing captain off Hull
BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to a distress call Tuesday outside of Boston Harbor after a fisherman noticed their captain was unwell. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received a radio call on VHF 16 at 4:15 p.m. from the crew of the 44-foot lobster boat, homeported in Winthrop, MA, reporting their captain was displaying stroke-like symptoms and was unresponsive. A 29-foot response...