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...

Coast Guard medevacs kayaker who capsized off Cape Cod

Coast Guard medevacs kayaker who capsized off Cape Cod
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard found a missing kayaker Tuesday after an unmanned kayak was found in the water near Cuttyhunk Island. A good Samaritan contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 8 a.m. and reported that an unmanned and adrift 12-foot yellow kayak was found with a wallet and cell phone aboard. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, locals rescue dozens after high-speed ferry accident in Hyannis

Coast Guard, locals rescue dozens after high-speed ferry accident in Hyannis
USCG File Photo BOSTON – The Coast Guard teamed-up with local responders late Friday and early Saturday to rescue 55 people stranded aboard a high-speed ferry that hit a jetty while entering Hyannis Harbor. The local fire department notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 9:30 p.m. Friday and reported that the Massachusetts Steamship Authority Ferry Iyanough,...

Coast Guard, locals rescue 44 stranded on breakwall in Provincetown

Coast Guard, locals rescue 44 stranded on breakwall in Provincetown
Coast Guard Station Provincetown, the Provincetown Harbormaster, and TowBoatUS Provincetown work to recover 44 people stranded on a breakwall near MacMillans Pier in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Sunday, May 28, 2017.  Photo courtesy of the Providenicetown Police Department. BOSTON — The Coast Guard, Provincetown Harbormaster, and TowBoatUS Provincetown responded Sunday to 44 people stranded on a...

Coast Guard medevacs ill crewmember from Ro-Ro cargo ship

Coast Guard medevacs ill crewmember from Ro-Ro cargo ship
BOSTON — The Coast Guard conducted a medevac for an ill crew member Thursday on a roll on-roll off (Ro-Ro) car carrier vessel about 45 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. At about 9 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call from the doctor of the ship Liberty Passion reporting the crewmember was suffering abdominal pains and needed to be transported to the hospital. An...

Coast Guard helps dewater, escort troubled fishing vessel off Cape Cod

Coast Guard helps dewater, escort troubled fishing vessel off Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is escorting an 83-foot fishing vessel Friday after it started taking on water 50 miles east of Chatham. At about 11:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders received a radio call from the crew of the Krystle James stating they had six people aboard and were taking on water, reportedly from a hole in the hull. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched...