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...

Coast Guard responds to disabled tug 18 miles east of Block Island

Coast Guard responds to disabled tug 18 miles east of Block Island
BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to reports of a disabled tug 18 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, were notified at approximately 3:30 p.m., Sunday, of an engine fire aboard the 126-foot tug Viking. The vessel’s on board fixed fire-fighting system was able to extinguish the fire, leaving...

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...