Coast Guard and NOAA Establish Agreement for Whale Strandings

Coast Guard and NOAA Establish Agreement for Whale Strandings
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The U. S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in New Haven, Conn., May 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Long Island Sound) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound presents public service awards

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound presents public service awards
Capt. Kevin Reed, commander, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, presented the Public Service Commendation Award to the crews of the ferry vessel J.J. CALLIS, the Orient Fire Department, public safety dispatchers from Southold Police Department, and a Plum Island paramedic in a ceremony at the Riverhead Fire Department on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class...

Coast Guard to honor local heroes

Coast Guard to honor local heroes
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to present Public Service Awards to the crews of the ferry vessel J.J. CALLIS, the Orient Fire Department, public safety dispatchers from Southold Police Department, and a Plum Island paramedic in a ceremony at the Riverhead Fire Department on Tuesday, May 1. The honorees will be recognized for their successful efforts in rescuing three fishermen in...

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound receives new commander

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound receives new commander
Cmdr. Kevin B. Reed is frocked to captain during a ceremony at Sector Long Island Sound, in New Haven, Connecticut, April, 26, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley) NEW YORK – Cmdr. Kevin B. Reed was promoted to the rank of captain and assumed command of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, in New Haven, CT, Thursday afternoon. In a ceremony at Sector Long Island...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel south of Montauk

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel south of Montauk
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo NEW YORK — Coast Guard crews medevaced a 25-year old man from a fishing vessel 80-miles southeast of Montauk, New York, early Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification around 11:00 p.m., Monday from the captain of the fishing vessel Reaper that a crewmember had experienced...

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commander temporarily relieved of duty

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commander temporarily relieved of duty
BOSTON — Capt. Andrew Tucci was temporarily removed from command of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, in New Haven, Connecticut, Monday, by Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, First Coast Guard District commander due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. Poulin appointed Cmdr. Kevin Reed, deputy commander of Sector Long Island Sound, to assume command of the Sector. Tucci is being reassigned...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel off coast of Montauk, N.Y.

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel off coast of Montauk, N.Y.
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo NEW YORK – A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 51-year-old man, early Thursday morning from a fishing vessel approximately 45-miles south of Montauk. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification at approximately 2:00 a.m., on VHF-FM channel 16...

Coast Guard ice breaking cutters make progress on the Connecticut River

Coast Guard ice breaking cutters make progress on the Connecticut River
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bollard, a 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, transits on the ice-covered Connecticut River near Essex, Connecticut, Jan. 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) NEW YORK — Coast Guard cutters continue to steadily break ice jams in the Connecticut River to prevent flooding and help the broken ice drift down river and out to Long Island...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people in distress from Moriches Inlet

Coast Guard rescues 3 people in distress from Moriches Inlet
A disabled 14-foot boat is put into a tow by a commercial salvage company near Moriches, New York, November 3, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Geiser) NEW YORK — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station East Moriches rescued three people in distress near Moriches Inlet, New York, Friday. At approximately 10:50 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island...