Coast Guard hones in on safe boating along the Hudson River

Coast Guard hones in on safe boating along the Hudson River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW YORK –The Coast Guard will be promoting safe boating on the Hudson River this summer as a result of the Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) conducted last November. Over 200 stakeholders who live, work and recreate on the Hudson River participated in this process conducted by the Coast...

Coast Guard Sector New York welcomes new commander

Coast Guard Sector New York welcomes new commander
Capt. Michael Day (left) salutes Capt. Jason Tama (right) during a change-of-command ceremony held at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York on June 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard First District commander, Rear Adm. Andrew Tiongson presided over a change-of-command ceremony for Coast Guard Sector New York, Friday at Fort...

Coast Guard responds to report of collision

Coast Guard responds to report of collision
Coast Guard Sector New York is responding to a report of a collision at sea May 12, 2018, involving the loaded tankship Tofteviken and the commercial fishing vessel Polaris.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector New York) NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sector New York is responding to a report of a collision at sea Saturday evening, involving the loaded tankship Tofteviken and the commercial...

Coast Guard responds to a report of diesel sheen in Haverstraw, N.Y.

Coast Guard responds to a report of diesel sheen in Haverstraw, N.Y.
NEW YORK — Coast Guard crews and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) continue to investigate the source of a diesel fuel sheen on the Hudson River in Haverstraw, N.Y. The Rockland County Sheriff’s office notified the Coast Guard’s National Response Center Sunday of a discharge of diesel. Coast Guard Sector New York pollution responders were dispatched along with DEC representatives...

Coast Guard honors N.J. Regional Fireboat Task Force

Coast Guard honors N.J. Regional Fireboat Task Force
Capt. Michael Day, commander, Coast Guard Sector New York, shared remarks recognizing the successful collaboration between the Coast Guard and the nation’s first regionalized cooperative fireboat task force during a ceremonial “Blessing of the Fleet” event near Weehawken, N.J., May 1, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) NEW YORK – The Coast Guard...

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

Coast Guard Northeast names active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year
Petty Officer 1st Class John Joeckel is announced as the First Coast Guard District’s Enlisted Person of the Year in a ceremony at Base Boston, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He is a marine science technician assigned to the Incident Management Division at Sector Northern New England. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — Two Northeast-based Coast Guard petty...

Coast Guard responds to helicopter crash in East River

Coast Guard responds to helicopter crash in East River
Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is responding to a private helicopter crash in the East River, north of Roosevelt Island near 86th street, Sunday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center received initial notification shortly after 7:00 p.m., of the incident with...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to adrift barges near the Tappan Zee Bridge

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to reports of several construction barges breaking away from their moored location on the Hudson River. The construction barges were reported drifting south of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Friday afternoon. Six of the barges are now beached in various locations between Dodd’s Ferry and Yonkers, New York. Another two barges are aground in...

Coast Guard recognizes Good Samaritans for heroic actions

Coast Guard recognizes Good Samaritans for heroic actions
NEW YORK – (From right to left) Capt. Jason Tama, deputy, Coast Guard Sector New York, crewman Gregorio Pages and captain David Dort from ferry vessel Governor Thomas H. Kean are presented with a Good Samaritan award, Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley) NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sector New York recognized New York Waterway ferry captain David...