Coast Guard urges public to remove ice fishing shacks, stay off Kennebec River, Maine

Coast Guard urges public to remove ice fishing shacks, stay off Kennebec River, Maine
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice along the Kennebec River, in this file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging the public to remove ice fishing shacks and to stay off the Kennebec River Monday as ice breaking operations on the river...

Coast Guard ice breakers make progress on the Penobscot River

Coast Guard ice breakers make progress on the Penobscot River
Coast Guard Cutter Tackle file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone BOSTON – Coast Guard ice breakers continue to steadily break ice in the Penobscot River Thursday to help the broken ice drift down river and out to sea. The Rockland-based Coast Guard Cutter Tackle, and Southwest Harbor-based Coast Guard Cutter Bridle crews have been working in tandem to break the ice during the high tide,...

Freezing temperatures keep Coast Guard ice breakers busy in Maine

Freezing temperatures keep Coast Guard ice breakers busy in Maine
A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team South Portland 49-foot Buoy Utility Stern Loading (BUSL) boat is photographed in ice Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in Fore River, Maine. A BUSL is used to service buoys and can also be used for ice breaking operations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — This winter’s record cold temperatures are keeping Coast Guard crews busy as they work daily to keep waterways...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing clammer

Coast Guard suspends search for missing clammer
47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Chief Mark Coady BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a missing man who did not return from a clamming trip near Long Cove, Maine, Thursday evening. Missing is 33-year-old Paul Benner. A family member alerted the Department of Public Safety in Augusta, Maine, to the situation Thursday, resulting in a request for Coast Guard Sector Northern...

Coast Guard, locals search for missing clammer near Long Cove, Maine

Coast Guard, locals search for missing clammer near Long Cove, Maine
47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Chief Mark Coady BOSTON — The Coast Guard, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and Maine Marine Patrol are searching for a missing man Friday who did not return from a clamming trip near Long Cove Thursday evening. Missing is 33-year-old Paul Benner.. A family member alerted the Department of Public Safety in Augusta, Maine, to the situation Thursday, resulting...

Coast Guard announces Piscataqua River closure near Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Coast Guard announces Piscataqua River closure near Sarah Mildred Long Bridge
BOSTON — The Piscataqua River, in the vicinity of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, will be closed to all marine traffic for a 10-day period from 6 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2017 to approximately 6 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2017. The river closure will enable Maine Department of Transportation (ME DOT) and Cianbro Construction to install the new lift span across the main shipping channel...

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,...