Coast Guard rescues hunter after skiff overturns

Coast Guard rescues hunter after skiff overturns
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued one hunter after a skiff overturned with three people aboard near Westport, Mass.,Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report at approximately 9 a.m., Tuesday, from the Westport Harbormaster of the overturned skiff near Westport River. A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew and a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue kayaker near West Island, Mass

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue kayaker near West Island, Mass
BOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search at 1:13 p.m., Wednesday, pending further developments, for an overdue kayaker in the vicinity of West Island near Fairhaven, Mass. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Mass.,  received a report of an overdue 21-year-old male, Dana Dourdeville, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Tuesday. Searching were crews...

Coast Guard issues violation to New Bedford scallop vessel

Coast Guard issues violation to New Bedford scallop vessel
BOSTON – A Coast Guard Station Menemsha crew issued a violation to a fishing vessel for its illegal catch, Friday at approximately 8 a.m. The New Bedford-based, 85-foot scallop fishing vessel was loaded with more than 50 bushels of in-shell scallops within a line of demarcation in Buzzards Bay, Mass. The time outside the line of demarcation counts against a vessel’s days at sea; vessels shucking...

Coast Guard crews rescue 2 fishermen from a grounded vessel near Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard crews rescue 2 fishermen from a grounded vessel near Martha's Vineyard
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews rescued two fishermen from a grounded vessel near Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Thursday at approximately 6 a.m. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received notification, via VFH channel 16 at approximately 5 a.m., that the 44-foot lobster vessel Bill B II was taking on water and the crew ran the vessel aground. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard to begin construction of new Menemsha boathouse

BOSTON — The Coast Guard has received all necessary regulatory permits to commence construction of a new boathouse at Coast Guard Station Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard in early September, 2013. The original 6,000 square-foot boathouse, built in 1941, was destroyed by fire on July 12, 2010. A joint investigation, completed in 2011 by local, state, and federal authorities, was unable to determine...

Coast Guard responds to three person-in-the-water cases in Southeastern New England

Coast Guard responds to three person-in-the-water cases in Southeastern New England
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews responded to three person-in-the-water cases within approximately one hour in Southeastern New England Friday evening. At 5:32 p.m. crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Tybee witnessed a woman overturn her 10-foot sailboat in Little Harbor in Woods Hole, Mass. A Coast Guard Station Woods Hole 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched and safely rescued the woman. She...

Coast Guard ends search after Fairhaven boater found safe

Coast Guard ends search after Fairhaven boater found safe
BOSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing boater after he was found safe at approximately 5:50 a.m. Saturday at Hoppy’s Landing, on West Island in Fairhaven, Mass. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Mass., were notified by the Fairhaven Fire Department that Gary Alves, 57, of East Freetown, Mass., had been located safely and was not in...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Fairhaven

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Fairhaven
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater after he was reported overdue and his sailboat came ashore on West Island, in Fairhaven, Mass., Friday. Missing is Gary Alves, 57, of East Freetown, Mass. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Mass., were notified of a missing person at 6 p.m. Friday, from the New Bedford, Mass., Police Department. The...

Coast Guard announces contract for new Station Menemsha boathouse

Coast Guard announces contract for new Station Menemsha boathouse
BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a task order to the Minnesota-based M.A. Mortenson Company for the construction of a new boathouse at Coast Guard Station Menemsha in Chilmark, Mass., Friday. The contract to design and build the boathouse followed a competitive solicitation to National Multiple Award Construction Contract Design-Build suppliers. The approved scope of work includes construction...