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

Coast Guard Northeast names active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

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. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New...

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...

Coast Guard warns mariners, prepares for storm, coastal flooding in Tri-State area

Coast Guard warns mariners, prepares for storm, coastal flooding in Tri-State area
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is advising mariners and swimmers along the New York and New Jersey coasts to use caution as a powerful storm approaches Thursday night through Saturday. Mariners are warned to take the following precautions to protect their vessels and their crews: If a storm is approaching, do not go out to sea. Double-check lines when securing your boat. Take precautions for items stored...

Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in Hudson River

Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in Hudson River
Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay helps break free tug Stephanie Dann from the ice on the Hudson River near Kingston, New York, January 2, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay) NEW YORK – The Coast Guard assisted two vessels beset by ice in the Hudson River, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New York command center were notified Sunday...

Coast Guard conducts out of water inspection on NYC ferry

Coast Guard conducts out of water inspection on NYC ferry
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard completed an out of water inspection on the ferry Urban Journey, hull number H201, one of 10 New York City commuter ferries in the 200-series fleet on Wednesday. After completing a detailed inspection of the vessel’s hull, the Urban Journey was declared safe for continued passenger operations. Underwater hull inspections were conducted on all other vessels in the...

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters near Keansburg, N.J.

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters near Keansburg, N.J.
A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook heavy weather boatcrew rescue foru men aboard a 22-foot vessel near Keansburg, New Jersey, November 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW YORK — A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook heavy weather boatcrew rescued four men who were stranded aboard a 22-foot vessel near Keansburg, New Jersey, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report...

Coast Guard assists 3 disabled boaters near Sandy Hook Bay, NJ

Coast Guard assists 3 disabled boaters near Sandy Hook Bay, NJ
A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook boatcrew assists three boaters who were stranded aboard an 18-foot vessel in Sandy Hook Bay, November 17, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW YORK — A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook boatcrew assisted three boaters who were stranded aboard an 18-foot vessel in Sandy Hook Bay, Friday. Operators at a commercial salvage and towing company, contacted watchstanders at...