Coast Guard readies for Hurricane Jose, cautions mariners

Coast Guard readies for Hurricane Jose, cautions mariners
BOSTON — Coast Guard units across the Northeast are accelerating preparations Monday ahead of forecasted tropical storm conditions expected to arrive in our area late Tuesday into Wednesday. Forecasted marine and coastal effects, including 34-63 knot winds and 20-30 foot seas, could pose life threatening conditions for mariners. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews are flying storm tracks and using...

Coast Guard seasonal Station Block Island, Rhode Island closes for the winter

Coast Guard seasonal Station Block Island, Rhode Island closes for the winter
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Block Island closed Tuesday for the 2017 summer season. It will re-open prior to the 2018 Memorial Day weekend. The unit closes each year due to reduced boating traffic during the fall and winter. Coast Guard Station Point Judith, its parent command, will assume duty for all...

Coast Guard searching after empty, homemade raft found in Mt. Hope Bay

Coast Guard searching after empty, homemade raft found in Mt. Hope Bay
An unmanned, homemade raft found Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Mt. Hope Bay at the mouth of the Taunton River on the Massachusetts and Rhode Island border.  U.S. Coast Guard photo BOSTON – The Coast Guard launched a search for a possible person in the water Saturday after an unmanned, homemade raft was found drifting in Mt. Hope Bay, near the mouth of the Taunton River on the Massachusetts and Rhode...

Coast Guard suspends search for diver missing off Long Point, Cape Cod

Coast Guard suspends search for diver missing off Long Point, Cape Cod
Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photoby Petty Officer Pete Milnes BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search for an 80-year-old man who failed to resurface from a dive near Long Point Wednesday morning. Response boat crews from Coast Guard Station Provincetown, helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead worked closely on this response...

Coast Guard, local agencies, good Samaritans rescue 12 people in Cape Cod Canal, 1 injured

Coast Guard, local agencies, good Samaritans rescue 12 people in Cape Cod Canal, 1 injured
The Coast Guard, Buzzard’s Bay Task Force, other local government agencies, and good Samaritans rescued 12 people in Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (Photo by Lt. John Doherty, Barnestable Sheriffs Office) BOSTON — The Coast Guard, Buzzard’s Bay Task Force, other government agencies, and good Samaritans have rescued 12 people from the water after a sail boat overturned...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 off Cape Cod coast

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 off Cape Cod coast
The 32-foot recreational boat Finale is on fire 18 miles south of Nomans Land, Massachusetts Sunday, July 17, 2017. T(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Belladue) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued five people 18 miles south of Nomans Land Sunday after their boat caught on fire. A good Samaritan radioed to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New...

Coast Guard medevacs sick woman from Elizabeth Islands

Coast Guard medevacs sick woman from Elizabeth Islands
BOSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman via rescue boat from Cuttyhunk Island Thursday after she became ill. Gosnold Police Department called Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders at about 9 p.m., reporting a 50-year old woman was suffering from weakness and loss of feeling in her extremities. Coast Guard Station Menemsha launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew. They arrived...

Coast Guard, partner agencies save 5 from sinking boat off Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard, partner agencies save 5 from sinking boat off Martha's Vineyard
Four people are transferred from a sinking 30-foot recreational boat to Coast Guard Station Menemsha’s 47-foot Motor Life Boat off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard Thursday, July 17, 2017.  (Photo by Lt. John Doherty, Barnstable County Sheriff) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued five people Thursday from a recreational boat taking on water about one mile south of Squibnocket...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue boater off Nantucket

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue boater off Nantucket
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a boater after his catamaran capsized near Sankaty Head Lighthouse off Nantucket. An officer from Massachusetts Marine Environmental Police called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 3:20 p.m. reporting the vessel capsizing and one person in the water. Coast Guard Station Brant Point launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat...