Coast Guard urges boaters to practice safe boating as temperatures rise

Coast Guard urges boaters to practice safe boating as temperatures rise
USCG File Photo NEW YORK – After a busy holiday weekend, the Coast Guard urges mariners to be well prepared before heading out on the water. As temperatures rise, extra diligence is required to assure that all safety precautions are followed that can increase your chances of survival. Several cases occurred over the past weekend that demonstrate the importance of safety equipment and procedures. Between...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel in Morris Cove, Conn.

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel in Morris Cove, Conn.
NEW YORK — A Coast Guard Station New Haven rescue boatcrew assisted a disabled vessel in Morris Cove, Connecticut, Monday afternoon. At approximately 4:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center were notified that a 23-foot vessel was disabled and anchored in Morris Cove, Connecticut, with two people aboard. Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders launched a Coast...

Coast Guard Rescues 2 from disabled vessel near New Haven Breakwall

Coast Guard Rescues 2 from disabled vessel near New Haven Breakwall
A Coast Guard Station New Haven rescues two people after their boat had become disabled at the entrance to New Haven Harbor on Friday morning.  (Photo courtesy of Station New Haven) NEW YORK — A crew from Coast Guard Station New Haven, Connecticut, rescued two people after their boat had become disabled near the West Breakwall at the entrance to New Haven Harbor on Friday morning. At approximately 10:00...

Search Ends for a Missing boater after body located near Old Field, NY

Search Ends for a Missing boater after body located near Old Field, NY
NEW YORK – Coast Guard, and partner agency crews ended their search for a missing boater, Wednesday, after a body matching the boaters description was located in the vicinity of East Beach in Old Field, New York. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Suffolk County Police Department officials located the body of James Bilello, a 73-year-old boater in the vicinity of East Beach. “Our thoughts and prayers...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for a missing boater near Port Jefferson Harbor, NY

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for a missing boater near Port Jefferson Harbor, NY
NEW YORK – Coast Guard and local partner agency crews are searching for a person in the water after locating an overturned vessel near Port Jefferson Harbor, New York, Tuesday. Missing is James Biello a 74-year-old man. At approximately 3:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report of a capsized 19-foot recreational fishing vessel near the Port Jefferson...

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing swimmers near Wading River, New York

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing swimmers near Wading River, New York
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing people in the water near Wading River, New York, Sunday. The 17-hour search was suspended after officials from the Suffolk County Police Department located two bodies matching the description of the missing males, two-miles west of the Wading River. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time,” said Capt....

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing swimmers near Wading River, New York

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing swimmers near Wading River, New York
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for two missing people in the water near Wading River, New York, Saturday. At approximately 3:30 p.m., watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report of three males who slipped into the water while fishing on the rocks near Wading River. One male was able to grab a hold of a rock and pull himself onto the...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary rescues man near Port Jefferson, N.Y.

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary rescues man near Port Jefferson, N.Y.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crew members rescued a stranded mariner northeast of Port Jefferson, New York, Tuesday. The stranded mariner was found adrift in the inflatable raft pictured above. NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crewmembers rescued a stranded mariner northeast of Port Jefferson, New York, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island...

Coast Guard searching for missing person in the water near Seaside Park, Conn.

Coast Guard searching for missing person in the water near Seaside Park, Conn.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Coast Guard crews are searching for a person in the water, in the vicinity of Seaside Park, Connecticut, Sunday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a report from the Bridgeport Police Department of a missing person in the water wearing a white T-shirt and no life jacket in the vicinity of Seaside Park, at approximately 5:15...