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, local authorities rescue man off Rhode Island coast

Coast Guard, local authorities rescue man off Rhode Island coast
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and Jamestown Police Department rescued a 60-year-old man Sunday off Fort Wetherill, Rhode Island after he fell off his sailboat. At approximately 12:20 a.m., Coast Guard Station Castle Hill received a call from Jamestown Police reporting a man in the water who had been clinging to his boat for about two hours. A police officer was on the scene in his kayak, but could not...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters off Block Island, Rhode Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters off Block Island, Rhode Island
BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday for Linda and Nathan Carman after searching for six days and exhausting all search efforts. Initially, at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report that 54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22-year-old son Nathan Carman failed to return from an offshore fishing trip. They departed Ram’s...

Coast Guard, local partners dewater sailboat near Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island

Coast Guard, local partners dewater sailboat near Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island
A 45-boat crew from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill arrives on scene to assist in dewatering efforts for the sailboat Rhapsody on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Hunter Ferris) BOSTON – The Coast Guard was alerted to a sailboat taking on water Wednesday, three miles south of Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island. At about 9:15 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern...

Coast Guard searches for possible missing kayaker near New Port, R.I.

Coast Guard searches for possible missing kayaker near New Port, R.I.
Operation Paddle Smart “If Found” Sticker BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for what may be a person in the water due south of Newport, R.I., Sunday. At about about 8:50 a.m., a local fishing vessel notified authorities of a unmanned adrift 8-foot red kayak and nearby paddle in the vicinity of Gooseberry Island, R.I. A Newport Fire Department crewmember notified Coast Guard watchstanders...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire in Narragansett Bay

Coast Guard responds to boat fire in Narragansett Bay
Boat on fire in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. BOSTON — The Coast Guard was alerted to a boat fire Thursday off the coast of Hog Island, Rhode Island. At approximately 3 p.m., a good Samaritan called Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders to report a boat engulfed in flames near the shore of Hog Island. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill immediately launched...

Coast Guard searches after adrift kayak found in Rhode Island

Coast Guard searches after adrift kayak found in Rhode Island
BOSTON — The Coast Guard searched for a possible person in the water Thursday after being alerted to an unmanned and adrift kayak off the coast of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. At about 9 a.m., a good Samaritan used a VHF radio to contact watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England and report a yellow kayak with a black seat in the water with no person aboard. There was no...

Coast Guard responds to plane crash in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Coast Guard responds to plane crash in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
BOSTON – The Coast Guard was called Monday to a plane crash in the west passage of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Only the pilot, who was reportedly not injured, was aboard the aircraft during the crash. After the single-engine propeller plane plunged into the bay, a nearby good Samaritan aboard a recreational boat rushed to recover the pilot from the water. The Rhode Island State Police notified...

Coast Guard responds to false alarm sent by expired beacon in Rhode Island

Coast Guard responds to false alarm sent by expired beacon in Rhode Island
This photo illustration represents how important it is to carry an emergency position indicating radio beacon on board your boat.(Photo and photo illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin) BOSTON – The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched Mt. Hope Bay in Rhode Island Sunday, after receiving a distress signal from an improperly disposed of Electronic Position-Indicating Radio Beacon. At...