Coast Guard assists 3 aboard vessel taking on water near Pine Island, Conn.

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard vessel taking on water near Pine Island, Conn.
The Coast Guard assisted three people after their vessel starting taking on water near Pine Island, Connecticut, Friday, Oct. 20, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Beaulieu) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard assisted three people after their vessel starting taking on water near Pine Island, Conn., Friday afternoon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near New London, CT

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a possible person in the water near New London, Conn. New London police received a 911-call at approximately 7:00 p.m. from someone stating they saw an individual enter the water near Ocean Beach Park and not resurface. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) and launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard Searching for Possible Person in the Water near New London, Conn.

Coast Guard Searching for Possible Person in the Water near New London, Conn.
Coast Guard Station New London 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near New London, Conn., Thursday evening. The Coast Guard and New London police are searching near Ocean Beach Park after receiving a 911-call at approximately 7:00 p.m. from an individual stating they saw someone enter the water and not resurface. Coast...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to flares sightings, discovers multiple unmanned kayaks

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to flares sightings, discovers multiple unmanned kayaks
Coast Guard and local agency crews located three unmanned kayaks near Madison, Connecticut, Wednesday night, while responding to a report of flare sightings.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound) NEW YORK ­— Coast Guard and local agency crews located three unmanned kayaks near Madison, Connecticut, Wednesday night, while responding to a report of flare sightings. At...

Coast Guard transfers 17 passengers from grounded Schooner

Coast Guard transfers 17 passengers from grounded Schooner
The 126-foot schooner Alabama aground near the mouth of the Mystic River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Beaulieu) NEW YORK – A Coast Guard boatcrew safely transferred 17 passengers from a grounded Schooner near the mouth of the Mystic River, Connecticut, Sunday evening. At approximately 6:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center were...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Haddam Meadows State Park, CT

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Haddam Meadows State Park, CT
USCG File Photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a mariner that went missing in the Connecticut River near Haddam Meadows State Park, Sunday afternoon. Missing is a 17-year old male. He dove into the water after another member in his party struggled to get to shore. He did not resurface. He was wearing black shorts, no shirt, and no lifejacket. At approximately 5:30...

Station New London boat crew assists in medevac west of Gardiners Island, N.Y.

Station New London boat crew assists in medevac west of Gardiners Island, N.Y.
USCG File PhotoNEW YORK — A Coast Guard Station New London boatcrew assisted in the medical evacuation of an injured man west of Gardiners Island, New York, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received notification of an injured passenger aboard the fishing vessel Sunbeam V who was temporarily unresponsive. Sector watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast...

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 crews assist disabled yacht near Orient Point, New York

Coast Guard crews assist disabled yacht near Orient Point, New York
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Montauk and Station New London assisted a boater in distress near Orient Point, New York, Thursday night. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Montauk) NEW YORK – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Montauk and Coast Guard Station New London assisted a boater in distress near Orient Point, New York, Thursday night. At approximately 4:00 p.m. watchstanders...