Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 off Cape Cod coast

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 off Cape Cod coast
The 32-foot recreational boat Finale is on fire 18 miles south of Nomans Land, Massachusetts Sunday, July 17, 2017. T(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Belladue) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued five people 18 miles south of Nomans Land Sunday after their boat caught on fire. A good Samaritan radioed to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New...

Coast Guard medevacs sick woman from Elizabeth Islands

Coast Guard medevacs sick woman from Elizabeth Islands
BOSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman via rescue boat from Cuttyhunk Island Thursday after she became ill. Gosnold Police Department called Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders at about 9 p.m., reporting a 50-year old woman was suffering from weakness and loss of feeling in her extremities. Coast Guard Station Menemsha launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew. They arrived...

Coast Guard, partner agencies save 5 from sinking boat off Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard, partner agencies save 5 from sinking boat off Martha's Vineyard
Four people are transferred from a sinking 30-foot recreational boat to Coast Guard Station Menemsha’s 47-foot Motor Life Boat off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard Thursday, July 17, 2017.  (Photo by Lt. John Doherty, Barnstable County Sheriff) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued five people Thursday from a recreational boat taking on water about one mile south of Squibnocket...

Coast Guard medevacs kayaker who capsized off Cape Cod

Coast Guard medevacs kayaker who capsized off Cape Cod
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard found a missing kayaker Tuesday after an unmanned kayak was found in the water near Cuttyhunk Island. A good Samaritan contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 8 a.m. and reported that an unmanned and adrift 12-foot yellow kayak was found with a wallet and cell phone aboard. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard and locals save 6 from sinking boat off New Bedford, Mass.

Coast Guard and locals save 6 from sinking boat off New Bedford, Mass.
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local responders rescued six people Sunday from a 72-foot scallop boat sinking five miles off New Bedford. A person aboard the scallop boat, Captain Jeff, used a VHF radio at 9:30 a.m. to hail watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Woods Hole, and report their boat was taking on water. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard rescues 6 from flooding boat off Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard rescues 6 from flooding boat off Martha’s Vineyard
47-foot motor life boat crew members from Station Menemsha assist in engaging dewatering pumps aboard pleasure craft, Fast Line approximately six miles off the southern coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., August 21, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Gabriel Villano. BOSTON — Coast Guard crews responded to a pleasure craft taking on water with six people aboard off the south coast of Martha’s...

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat fire near Vineyard Sound, Mass.

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat fire near Vineyard Sound, Mass.
Four passengers who abandoned ship after a boat fire near Vineyard Sound, Mass. Saturday morning, observe their pleasure craft, Angler, after being rescued by a 47-foot motor life boat crew from Station Menemsha.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Jesse Cisneros. BOSTON — A Coast Guard crew responded to a pleasure craft fire with four people aboard near Vineyard Sound, Saturday morning. At about...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Woods Hole

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Woods Hole
BOSTON — A Coast Guard crew medevaced an injured fisherman Tuesday night near Quicks Hole. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s command center received the report at approximately 8:30 p.m. from the captain aboard the Ocean Boy, a 74-foot fishing boat homeported in New Bedford, that one of his crewmembers injured a hand and needed medical attention. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat...

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...