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

Coast Guard, Mass DEP respond to dielectric oil leak in Mystic River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

Northeast Coast Guard units prepare for nor’easter, warn of dangerous marine conditions

Northeast Coast Guard units prepare for nor’easter, warn of dangerous marine conditions
Petty Officers Hayden Hunt and Derek Berkley, from Coast Guard Sector Boston, conduct a pre-storm assessment Monday, March 12, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is conducting pre-storm assessments Monday and advising mariners and the public along the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the Cape and Islands to exercise caution Monday night through Tuesday as a winter storm...

Coast Guard warns mariners, prepares for storm, coastal flooding in Northeast

Coast Guard warns mariners, prepares for storm, coastal flooding in Northeast
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard is advising mariners and the public along the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coast to exercise vigilance and extreme caution Thursday night through Saturday as a powerful storm approaches. Conditions are expected to deteriorate Thursday night. Along with heavy rain and strong wind gusts, high tide cycles from Friday into...

Coast Guard allows Weymouth Fore River Bridge open during rush hour to facilitate vital fuel deliveries

Coast Guard allows Weymouth Fore River Bridge open during rush hour to facilitate vital fuel deliveries
BOSTON — Effective immediately, the Captain of the Port will authorize the Weymouth Fore River Bridge to open to vessels during weekday rush hour to facilitate the delivery of critical fuel. The Coast Guard will allow the bridge openings on an as-needed basis, which may impact vehicular traffic. Normally on weekdays, the Weymouth Fore River Bridge is closed to large vessels from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m....

Coast Guard, fire department rescue 3 from boat grounded off Gloucester

Coast Guard, fire department rescue 3 from boat grounded off Gloucester
Coast Guard Station Gloucester arrives on scene to a grounded 44-foot lobster boat off Eastern Point Lighthouse, Gloucester, Massachusetts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and Gloucester Fire Department rescued three men Thursday from a lobster boat after it ran aground in the vicinity of Eastern Point Lighthouse. The lobster boat’s owner hailed Coast Guard Sector Boston...

Coast Guard firearms instructor uses sharp eye, soft hand to train maritime law enforcers

Coast Guard firearms instructor uses sharp eye, soft hand to train maritime law enforcers
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Cassandra Kintzley, works to qualify Coast Guard members in weapons handling.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham. Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham As the last bullets pierced the paper target, Cassandra Kintzley’s tight eyes eased, allowing her face to fall into a smile. She raised her arms and gently applauded. The...

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing kayaker off Revere

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing kayaker off Revere
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard, state, and local agency search crews found the body of missing kayaker Craig Dustin, Sr. near Beachmont area of Revere, Wednesday. At about 9:45 a.m., the search crews found Dustin’s kayak washed ashore near Winthrop Parkway in Revere with his wallet inside. Dustin was last seen at about 11 a.m., Tuesday, when he departed...

Coast Guard, local authorities searching for missing boater from Essex

Coast Guard, local authorities searching for missing boater from Essex
This is a photo of missing Ted Gulvemond on his 21-foot Donzi in Essex Bay, Massachusetts, Aug. 3, 2017.  BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for 61-year-old Ted Gulvemond Thursday after he went out on his 21-foot Donzi boat off Essex Bay. His wife called Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders at about 11 p.m. Wednesday reporting her husband left the dock at about 7 p.m....

Coast Guard searching for a possible person in the water off Plymouth, Massachusetts

Coast Guard searching for a possible person in the water off Plymouth, Massachusetts
This 10-foot kayak was found off Duxbury Pier Light in Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts Monday, June 26, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water Monday after an overturned kayak was spotted off Duxbury Pier Light (Bug Light), in Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts. A local fisherman spotted an overturned, unmarked 10-foot lime green kayak...