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 seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, East Moriches to open for 2017 boating season

Coast Guard seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, East Moriches to open for 2017 boating season
USCG File Photo BOSTON — Seasonal Coast Guard Stations Scituate, Block Island and East Moriches are scheduled to open at the end of May and remain open through Labor Day. The stations’ crews will perform several missions including search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety. The stations are each equipped with 29-foot response boats and crews that are available...

Coast Guard Station Block Island closes for season

Coast Guard Station Block Island closes for season
BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Block Island, Rhode Island conducted its annual closure Wednesday and will reopen next Memorial Day weekend for the 2017 summer boating season. The unit closes each year due to reduced boating traffic during the winter. Coast Guard Station Point Judith, its parent command, will assume duty for all responses in the area. Station Point Judith is located about 12 miles...

Coast Guard closes seasonal boat stations, response capabilities remain intact

Coast Guard closes seasonal boat stations, response capabilities remain intact
Coast Guard Scituate, Scituate, Mass., closes for the season, Thursday, Sept. 10. 2015. Coast Guard Station Scituate was established in 1936. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by crew of Station Scituate) BOSTON — The Coast Guard closed Coast Guard Station Scituate Thursday and Coast Guard Station Block Island Wednesday for the end of the summer boating season, and plan to reopen both seasonal stations...

Coast Guard Station Block Island opens for summer boating season

Coast Guard Station Block Island opens for summer boating season
BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. — Coast Guard Station Block Island, a seasonal station in Narragansett, Rhode Island, officially opened Friday for the summer boating season. Station Block Island, under the parent command of Coast Guard Station Point Judith in Narragansett, will have a boat and crew ready to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. During...

Coast Guard closes the Block Island seasonal station until next summer

Coast Guard closes the Block Island seasonal station until next summer
BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. — Coast Guard Station Block Island conducted its annual seasonal closure for the summer boating season on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Block Island closes due to reduced marine traffic and transfers its response capabilities back to its primary command, Coast Guard Station Point Judith, Rhode Island. Point Judith is located 12 miles north of Block Island and provides search and rescue...

Coast Guard Station Block Island opens for summer boating season

Coast Guard Station Block Island opens for summer boating season
BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. — Coast Guard Station Block Island, a seasonal station in Narragansett, R.I., officially opened Friday for the summer boating season. Station Block Island, under the parent command of Coast Guard Station Point Judith in Narragansett, will have a boat and crew ready to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. During the winter,...

Coast Guard assists in the rescue of two missing divers near Block Island

Coast Guard assists in the rescue of two missing divers near Block Island
BLOCK ISLAND, R.I., – The Coast Guard rescued two missing divers after they were spotted drifting at the surface by the crew of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Thomas Jefferson, four miles southwest of Block Island, at about 10 a.m., Sunday. The fishing vessel Captain Ron came upon a diver in the water who reported that the two friends he was diving with were missing....

Coast Guard crews rescue 51 year-old-man who fell overboard

Coast Guard crews rescue 51 year-old-man who fell overboard
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 51 year-old-man who went overboard about three miles west of Pt. Judith R.I., Wednesday. Wathcstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a relayed 911 call at about 7:30 p.m., Tuesday from a woman stating that a 23-foot pleasure craft ran aground at Green Hill Beach, R.I., with no one on board. A Coast Guard Station Point Judith 47-foot Motor...