Coast Guard rescues 3 people in distress from Moriches Inlet

Coast Guard rescues 3 people in distress from Moriches Inlet
A disabled 14-foot boat is put into a tow by a commercial salvage company near Moriches, New York, November 3, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Geiser) NEW YORK — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station East Moriches rescued three people in distress near Moriches Inlet, New York, Friday. At approximately 10:50 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island...

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 East Moriches rescues four from capsized boat

Coast Guard Station East Moriches rescues four from capsized boat
NEW YORK — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station East Moriches rescued four people in distress in Moriches Inlet, Long Island, New York,Wednesday. At approximately 5:30 p.m., crewmembers aboard a Station East Moriches 29-foot Response Boat-Small (RB-S) came upon a capsized 15-foot vessel with four people in the water, who were not wearing life jackets. The rescue crew safely brought the four distressed...

Busy weekend off Long Island reminds boaters to prepare and stay safe

Busy weekend off Long Island reminds boaters to prepare and stay safe
NEW YORK – After a busy weekend off of Long Island, the Coast Guard is reminding the boating public to practice safe boating during the active summer season. The following cases indicate the importance of preparedness and serve as examples of how challenging the maritime environment can be even to experienced mariners. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock responded to a report of...

Tragic weekend in Northeast reminds boaters to prepare and stay safe

Tragic weekend in Northeast reminds boaters to prepare and stay safe
NEW YORK – After a tragic and busy weekend throughout the Northeast, the Coast Guard is reminding the boating public to practice safe boating as the weather warms. The following cases indicate the importance of preparedness and serve as strong examples of how challenging the maritime environment can be even to experienced mariners. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock, N.Y., responded...

Coast Guard assists distressed Long Island Sound boater

Coast Guard assists distressed Long Island Sound boater
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station East Moriches responded to a recreational vessel in distress in Moriches Bay, N.Y., Thursday night. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center in New Haven, Conn., received a report from a commercial salvage company that a 16-foot pleasure craft with one person on board was lost due to the fog and requested assistance. The Coast Guard established...

Coast Guard rescues man from waters near Moriches Inlet, N.Y.

NEW YORK – A boat crew from Coast Guard Station East Moriches, N.Y., rescued a 49-year-old man from the water near Moriches Inlet today. At approximately 2:45 p.m., a Good Samaritan reported a capsized vessel with one person in the water. The rescue boat crew from the station was already underway nearby and immediately diverted to the scene. The boat crew rescued the man from the water and assessed...

Coast Guard Station East Moriches receives new shallow water boat

USCG File PhotoNEW YORK- Coast Guard Station East Moriches received a new boat type in to aid in Coast Guard operations around Long Island Sound, Nov. 23, 2010. Coast Guard Station East Moriches, on the South Shore of Long Island, received a new 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water (SPC-SW), designed for use in a variety of missions including search and rescue, law enforcement, and port,...