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...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boy in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boy in New Bedford, Massachusetts
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews have suspended the search for a boy who was reportedly seen jumping into the water in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Saturday pending further developments. After multiple crews searched an extensive area by sea and air with no sightings or correlating reports, the Coast Guard actively suspended the search at about 10 p.m. Saturday. Initially, watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard identifies owner of unmanned boat on Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard identifies owner of unmanned boat on Martha's Vineyard
BOSTON — The Coast Guard identified Saturday the owner of an unmanned sailboat found ashore on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Friday. After an extensive search by federal and local authorities, the owner called the Coast Guard, claimed the boat, and explained he left it on the beach. Initially, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call at about 10 p.m.,...

Coast Guard searching for owner of unmanned boat on Martha’s Vineyard, seeks public’s assistance

Coast Guard searching for owner of unmanned boat on Martha's Vineyard, seeks public's assistance
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public to identify the owner of an unmanned sailboat found ashore on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call at about 10 p.m. from the Dukes County Police Department that the unmarked 13-foot Hobie Cat “wave” model was washed ashore with the sail...