Spouses to the rescue; Snacks on deck

Spouses to the rescue; Snacks on deck
NEW YORK – Lt. Justin Gear (left), Stephanie Parker (middle), and Cindi Smith (right) hold up the blue bags of care packages the New York Area Spouses Club put together for distribution, September 21, 2017.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy.) by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy New York – For the past seven decades New York City has played host to the country’s...

Remembering 16 years later

Remembering 16 years later
NEW YORK – Mr. Charles Blaich, the president of the New York Council of the Navy League, speaks to about 75 members of the Coast Guard, National Park Service and family on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy. NEW YORK – Members from U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York, the National Parks Service and family...

Staten Island Street Renamed ‘U.S. Coast Guard Way’

Staten Island Street Renamed 'U.S. Coast Guard Way'
NEW YORK – Capt. Jason Tama, deputy commander Sector New York, stands with Frank Santarpia, senior advisor to the borough president, Ed Burke, deputy borough president, Linda Dianto, executive director National Lighthouse Museum, and Capt. Michael Day, commander Sector New York, as they hold a new street sign to be installed on Staten Island on Sept. 6, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer...

Coast Guard searching for a person near Governors Island

Coast Guard searching for a person near Governors Island
Coast Guard Station New York 25-Foot Response Boat-Small file photoNEW YORK – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water off Governors Island, New York, Thursday evening. The Coast Guard received a call from New York Vessel Traffic Service stating that multiple people witnessed a person jump off the Spirit of America ferry at approximately 10:15 p.m. The ferry crew threw a life ring...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kite surfer near Sandy Hook, N.J.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kite surfer near Sandy Hook, N.J.
Coast Guard Station New York 25-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing kite surfer near Sandy Hook Bay, Saturday afternoon. Missing is Sinisa Bjelajac, 44, of Hoboken, New Jersey. The search was suspended  after searching an area from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, to Coney Island, New York. In all, Coast Guard and partner agency crews searched...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing kite surfer near Sandy Hook, N.J.

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing kite surfer near Sandy Hook, N.J.
NEW YORK — Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for a missing kite surfer near Sandy Hook Bay. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector New York command center received a report over the radio from a boater stating they witnessed a kite surfer in distress near Horseshoe Cove in the Gateway National Park. The boater stated he located an unconscious...

Coast Guard announces waterway restrictions for Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display

Coast Guard announces waterway restrictions for Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display
Fireworks burst above the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough) NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard will establish and will strictly enforce regulated areas on the East River for the annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display, Monday. A section of the river, south of the Queensboro Bridge and north of the Manhattan Bridge will...

Coast Guard, local authorities assist vessel taking on water near Romer Shoal, N.J.

Coast Guard, local authorities assist vessel taking on water near Romer Shoal, N.J.
A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook rescue crew and FDNY crew assist five mariners after their boat began taking on water near Romer Shoal, New Jersey, June 15, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Frantz) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and local authorities assisted five mariners after their boat began taking on water near Romer Shoal, New Jersey, Thursday afternoon. At...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Glen Cove, New York

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Glen Cove, New York
Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak file photo NEW YORK ­– The Coast Guard suspended their search at approximately 12:30 p.m., Sunday for a missing boater near Glen Cove, N.Y. The missing boater is Ralph Fletcher. Coast Guard assets searched 225 square nautical miles for approximately 24 hours for Mr. Fletcher. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York Command Center were notified by the Sands Point...