Coast Guard Sector Northern New England issues violation to ferry jumper

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England issues violation to ferry jumper
BOSTON – Coast Guard Sector Northern New England has issued a notice of violation for a $2500.00 civil penalty to the individual who jumped off a Casco Bay Lines vessel while it was underway in the Fore River last month. On July 2, 2017, at approximately 9 p.m., the vessel Bay Mist was returning to the State Pier in Portland, Maine, with approximately 90 passengers aboard. As the captain was approaching...

Coast Guard tall ship Eagle coming to Portland, Maine

Coast Guard tall ship Eagle coming to Portland, Maine
Coast Guard Eagle file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, ‘America’s Tall Ship,’ is scheduled to visit Portland, Maine Aug. 4-7. The 295-foot Barque Eagle is set to dock downtown at Portland Ocean Terminal and will be giving free tours. They are scheduled to arrive Friday, Aug. 4 around 10 a.m. and will be open for viewing on Saturday...

Coast Guard and Canada fortify border security during Operation Green Mountain

Coast Guard and Canada fortify border security during Operation Green Mountain
The Coast Guard and partner law enforcement agency personnel stand for a photo Monday, July 3, 2017 during Operation Green Mountain.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Kyle Wiford. BOSTON — The Coast Guard, in collaboration with U.S. Border Patrol and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, conducted a joint operation June 23 – July 4 to enhance our U.S. and Canada law enforcement partnerships,...

Missing kayaker located by Maine Fisheries and Wildlife officer

Missing kayaker located by Maine Fisheries and Wildlife officer
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photoBOSTON — The Coast Guard confirmed Thursday the kayaker missing off the coast of Maine was found safe. According to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, a Maine Fisheries and Wildlife officer heard the audio clip of the mayday call on the news and recognized the kayaker’s voice. The officer contacted his office and obtained a...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing kayaker off Maine

Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing kayaker off Maine
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search for the possible missing kayaker off Maine Thursday morning after exhausting all search possibilities. A man broadcasted mayday three times over the radio at about 10:15 a.m., Wednesday, and Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received the hail. Through a broken radio transmission, it is believed the man...

Coast Guard, Canada, partner agencies search for a possible missing kayaker off Maine

Coast Guard, Canada, partner agencies search for a possible missing kayaker off Maine
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a man calling mayday who possibly fell out of his kayak Wednesday morning off the coast of Maine. A man broadcasted mayday three times over the radio at about 10:15 a.m., and Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received the hail. Through a broken radio transmission, it is believed the man fell out of his kayak...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans respond to boat taking on water off the coast of Maine

Coast Guard, good Samaritans respond to boat taking on water off the coast of Maine
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo BOSTON — Crews from Coast Guard Station Jonesport and Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor along with several good Samaritans responded to a boat taking on water Wednesday morning 30 miles south of Englishman Bay, Maine. At around 9:50 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders were notified that the 48-foot motor vessel Variant was taking...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for, recover body of missing canoeist in Vermont

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for, recover body of missing canoeist in Vermont
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard and their partner agencies searched for and recovered the body of a missing canoeist Saturday after his canoe tipped in Malletts Bay, Vermont. Clinton County Dispatch notified Coast Guard Station Burlington at about 9:20 a.m., of three men who tipped their canoe and fell into the water. Two of the men swam to shore, but the third was missing. A 29-foot response...

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 66-year-old man Sunday after his kayak overturned near Baileys Mistake, Maine. The man radioed Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders on VHF ch. 16 at about 4:20 p.m. stating he was uncertain of his location and was unable to get back into his 17-foot kayak. A 29-foot response boat small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Eastport...