Coast Guard urges safety for Canalside 4th of July Celebration fireworks display

Coast Guard urges safety for Canalside 4th of July Celebration fireworks display
BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo and state and local agencies are advising the boating public of safety concerns and safety tips during the Canalside 4th of July Celebration fireworks display taking place on the Buffalo River starting at 9:45 p.m., Wednesday, in Buffalo, New York. Specific concerns for the event are heavy boating congestion in the area. Fireworks displays may pose...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel drifts into breakwall in Cleveland

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel drifts into breakwall in Cleveland
25-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by PA3 Allyson E. Taylor.  CLEVELAND — A crew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor rescued 3 people from the Edgewater breakwall after their vessel became disabled and drifted into the rocks, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Buffalo command center received a mayday call at approximately 11:59 a.m. from a sailing vessel with three people...

Coast Guard, Canadian partners seize marijuana near Alexandria Bay, NY

Coast Guard, Canadian partners seize marijuana near Alexandria Bay, NY
A Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay, N.Y., boarding team conducts a safety boarding on a pleasure craft in front of the Boldt Castle along the St. Lawrence River. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read) CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews and Canadian partners from the Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations team, commonly referred to as the shiprider program,...

Coast Guard, multiple agencies searching for diver in Niagara River near Buffalo

Coast Guard, multiple agencies searching for diver in Niagara River near Buffalo
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard and multiple agencies are searching for a diver in the Niagara River near Buffalo, New York, Friday. Just after 1 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo were notified that a diver went missing during a dive in the Niagara River. Crews from Coast Guard Station Buffalo responded aboard a 45-Foot Response...

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing boater near Nine Mile Point, NY

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing boater near Nine Mile Point, NY
A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit File photo by Seaman Brooke Sauers BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water approximately one nautical mile off of Nine Mile Point in New York Sunday. At 7:17 pm Saturday evening, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo Command Center received notification that a good Samaritan had retrieved two persons out of...

Federal, tribal, international, state groups participate in Maritime Disruption 2017

Federal, tribal, international, state groups participate in Maritime Disruption 2017
Crew members from the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo and Coast Guard Sector Detroit work together to place more than 1,200 feet of boom Aug. 22, 2017 during an exercise in the St. Lawrence Seaway in Clayton, New York.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Yaw) CLEVELAND — The United States Coast Guard, in coordination with other federal,...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Sylvan Beach, NY

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Sylvan Beach, NY
Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 63-year-old male possibly in the water in the vicinity of Sylvan Beach, New York. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo received a report of an unmanned, adrift kayak. Once the kayak was located, keys, a wallet, and a cell phone were discovered inside the kayak. The person...

Coast Guard relieves officer in charge of Station Ashtabula

Coast Guard relieves officer in charge of Station Ashtabula
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard temporarily relieved the officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Ashtabula in Ashtabula, Ohio due to loss of confidence, Tuesday. Chief Petty Officer Bryan Pate was temporarily removed from command by Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, commander, Ninth Coast Guard District in Cleveland. Capt. Joe DuFresne, commander, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, appointed Petty Officer 1st Class...

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing teens

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing teens
USCG FIle Photo CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local response crews ended their search for two missing teenagers after divers recovered the bodies from Lake Ontario near Robert Wehle Park, Monday. At 12:45 p.m., divers from the New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team recovered two deceased males from under the water and confirmed they were the missing swimmers. At about 3:30 p.m. Sunday,...