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...

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...