Coast Guard escorts disabled RI fishing vessel ahead of winter storm

Coast Guard escorts disabled RI fishing vessel ahead of winter storm
BOSTON — With a major winter storm approaching,crews from Coast Guard Station Menemsha, Massachusetts and Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Rhode Island, aided a distressed fishing crew about 10 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island Saturday. At approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, received a call via VHF...

Coast Guard in Southeastern New England, local partners, good Sam save 5 lives in 3 separate incidents

Coast Guard in Southeastern New England, local partners, good Sam save 5 lives in 3 separate incidents
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Menemsha is about 11 miles off shore from Martha’s Vineyard Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, with the disabled fishing boat Sasha Lee and the good Samaritan fishing boat Triunfo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo curtsey of Coast Guard Cutter Spencer) BOSTON – The Coast Guard, partner agencies, and a good Samaritan teamed up to respond to three separate Southeastern...

Coast Guard crews tow disabled fishing boat near Buzzards Bay

Coast Guard crews tow disabled fishing boat near Buzzards Bay
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews from Coast Guard Station Woods Hole and Coast Guard Station Menemsha towed the 65-foot fishing vessel Leonardo, with six people aboard, Wednesday when it became disabled after running aground in Woods Hole Pass. At approximately 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received notification via VHF-16radio from the captain aboard Leonardo reporting...

Coast Guard and Center for Coastal Studies rescue turtle near Nomans Land, Mass

Coast Guard and Center for Coastal Studies rescue turtle near Nomans Land, Mass
Coast Guard rescue crews from Station Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard along with a member from The Center for Coastal Studies rescued a leatherback turtle near Nomans Land, Mass., Aug. 14, 2015. The turtle was entangled in fishing line and after being freed, swam away. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — A rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard and a member from...

Coast Guard rescues 113 from grounded Charter Vessel near Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Coast Guard rescues 113 from grounded Charter Vessel near Woods Hole, Massachusetts
BOSTON – The Coast Guard rescued 113 people from a grounded charter vessel near Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Tuesday at about 11:30 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a 911 call at approximately 10:44 p.m. stating the charter vessel Pied Piper ran aground near Grassy Island in Great Harbor. The vessel had 106 passengers and seven crewmembers aboard. Multiple Coast Guard rescue...

Coast Guard investigates cause of sunken fishing vessel near Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard investigates cause of sunken fishing vessel near Martha's Vineyard
BOSTON – The Coast Guard is investigating the sinking of the fishing vessel Robert C that occurred near Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Monday. At 12:08 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s Command Center received a radio hail, from the sole person aboard, stating the fishing vessel Robert C was taking on water one and a half miles northwest of Menemsha. There had been a collision...

Coast Guard holds ribbon cutting ceremony for Station Menemsha Boathouse

Coast Guard holds ribbon cutting ceremony for Station Menemsha Boathouse
The new Coast Guard Station Menemsha boat house on Martha’s Vineyard in Chilmark, Mass. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Lt. Karen Kutkiewicz) CHILMARK, Massachusetts – The U.S. Coast Guard held a ribbon cutting ceremony today at Coast Guard Station Menemsha to mark the opening of a new boathouse on Martha’s Vineyard in Chilmark, Massachusetts. The event unveils the new building after the old boathouse...

Coast Guard saves fishing boat from sinking near Nantucket

Coast Guard saves fishing boat from sinking near Nantucket
BOSTON — The Coast Guard helped four fishermen, Saturday, when their boat started flooding about 25 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The crew aboard the 71-foot fishing vessel Olivia Catherine contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, at 4:50 a.m., when their boat started taking on water. A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air...

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish
BOSTON – Coast Guard pollution responders, and the Fairhaven Harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Friday morning. At 2:00 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified by a local, experienced mariner of a possible pollution sheen in Buzzard’s Bay. Response crews with a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station...