Local Coast Guard Auxiliary watchstanders play key role at Coast Guard Station Chatham

Local Coast Guard Auxiliary watchstanders play key role at Coast Guard Station Chatham
Chatham Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla members (left to right) Bruce Brady, Michael Hays, David Quincy and Larry Foss man the watch room in Coast Guard Station Chatham, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.  U. S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Reid Oslin. CHATHAM – Four members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Chatham Flotilla stand regular watches as the eyes and ears of Coast Guard Station Chatham. The...

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 Station Chatham receives new shallow-water craft

Coast Guard Station Chatham receives new shallow-water craft
Coast Guard Station Chatham’s new 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water sits on its trailer Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Corbin Ross) BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Chatham received a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water (SPC-SW) Tuesday to enhance their search and rescue capabilities. Station Chatham’s area of responsibility...

Coast Guard battles fishing boat fire, saves 2 off Nantucket

Coast Guard battles fishing boat fire, saves 2 off Nantucket
A 42′ Special Purpose Craft – Near Shore Lifeboat boat crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham responds to a report of a fishing vessel on fire, Thursday, May 11, 2017, north of Hyannis, Massachusetts.  (Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — Coast Guard crews saved two fishermen Thursday after their vessel’s engine room caught fire in Nantucket Sound. The...

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...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue man clinging to capsized boat off Cape Cod

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue man clinging to capsized boat off Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 36-year-old man this morning after his 10-foot aluminum boat capsized in Nantucket Sound. The man’s girlfriend notified the Coast Guard at around 1:20 a.m. that he had not returned home after venturing out on the Bass River earlier in the day. A 42-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham launched at around 2 a.m. to search for the man and was...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing boaters off the coast of Cape Cod

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing boaters off the coast of Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday for the three missing boaters in Cape Cod Bay after covering 3,879 nautical miles and exhausting all search efforts. On Tuesday, a friend of the boaters reported to Coast Guard Southeastern New England watchstanders at about 7 p.m. that Carlos Amaral, Dylan Amaral, and Mario Fialho were supposed to come back from their fishing trip around 2...

Chatham Coast Guard crew medevacs injured fisherman

Chatham Coast Guard crew medevacs injured fisherman
BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Chatham crewmembers medevaced an injured fisherman Saturday night near the entrance of Great Round Shoal. A person aboard the fishing boat Illusion, which was about 30 miles east of Nantucket en route to its homeport of New Bedford, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders Saturday and reported a crewmember suffered a severe hand laceration and required immediate medical...

Coast Guard rescue boat, helicopter crew team up to rescue fisherman off Monomoy Island, Mass.

Coast Guard rescue boat, helicopter crew team up to rescue fisherman off Monomoy Island, Mass.
BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Chatham and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews teamed up to rescue a fisherman Tuesday four miles east of Monomoy Island. A crewmember aboard the fishing boat Godzilla III sent a radio hail for help to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England. The crewmember reported a man aboard was experiencing chest pain and in need of immediate medical attention. A...