Seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, Fishers Island open for 2018 boating season

Seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, Fishers Island open for 2018 boating season
Seasonal Station Scituate file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard Stations Scituate, Block Island, and Fishers Island opened Friday and will remain open through Labor Day. The stations’ crews will conduct search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety missions. Each station is equipped with 29-foot response boats and crews able to respond 24 hours a day. Chief Warrant Officer...

Coast Guard conducts maritime law enforcement exercise in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard conducts maritime law enforcement exercise in Boston Harbor
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard Sector Boston and port partners conducted a maritime law enforcement drill Wednesday in Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. The exercise improved how maritime law enforcement officers would respond to an active-shooter aboard a vessel. The drill was conducted to ensure the public’s safety...

Hope in the harbor – a kayaker’s fight for rescue

Hope in the harbor - a kayaker's fight for rescue
Gary Pierce, a Kayaker from Winthrop, Massachusetts, pauses for a photo after being interviewed about being rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Winthrop Massachusetts.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi) By Petty Officer Andrew Barresi Pierce desperately dug his paddles into the choppy water. Stroke after stroke, he fought the October wind as the waves battered...

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing kayaker off Revere

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing kayaker off Revere
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard, state, and local agency search crews found the body of missing kayaker Craig Dustin, Sr. near Beachmont area of Revere, Wednesday. At about 9:45 a.m., the search crews found Dustin’s kayak washed ashore near Winthrop Parkway in Revere with his wallet inside. Dustin was last seen at about 11 a.m., Tuesday, when he departed...

Coast Guard, state, locals continue search for kayaker in Saugus, Mass.

Coast Guard, state, locals continue search for kayaker in Saugus, Mass.
BOSTON — The Coast Guard, Massachusetts State Police, and multiple local agencies are continuing to search the shore and water Wednesday morning for a man who failed to return from a kayaking trip in the Saugus River on Tuesday. Craig Dustin Sr., 72, from Saugus, was last seen at about 11 a.m. Tuesday when he departed from a boat ramp near Fox Hill Yacht Club in Saugus. When Dustin failed to return...

Coast Guard, state and locals search for overdue kayaker in Saugus, Mass.

Coast Guard, state and locals search for overdue kayaker in Saugus, Mass.
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll BOSTON – The Coast Guard, Massachusetts State Police, and multiple local agencies are searching Tuesday night for a man who failed to return from a kayaking trip in the Saugus River. Craig Dustin Sr., 72, from Saugus, was last seen at about 11 a.m. Tuesday when he departed from a boat ramp near Fox Hill...

Coast Guard seasonal Station Scituate to close for winter

Coast Guard seasonal Station Scituate to close for winter
U.S. Coast Guard file photo by crew of Station Scituate BOSTON — Coast Guard seasonal Station Scituate is scheduled to close Friday for the 2017 summer season. The unit is scheduled to re-open prior to the 2018 Memorial Day weekend. The unit closes each year due to reduced boating traffic during the fall and winter. Coast Guard Station Point Allerton, its parent command, will assume duty for all...

Coast Guard seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, East Moriches to open for 2017 boating season

Coast Guard seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, East Moriches to open for 2017 boating season
USCG File Photo BOSTON — Seasonal Coast Guard Stations Scituate, Block Island and East Moriches are scheduled to open at the end of May and remain open through Labor Day. The stations’ crews will perform several missions including search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety. The stations are each equipped with 29-foot response boats and crews that are available...

Coast Guard responds to medical emergency of fishing captain off Hull

Coast Guard responds to medical emergency of fishing captain off Hull
BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to a distress call Tuesday outside of Boston Harbor after a fisherman noticed their captain was unwell. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received a radio call on VHF 16 at 4:15 p.m. from the crew of the 44-foot lobster boat, homeported in Winthrop, MA, reporting their captain was displaying stroke-like symptoms and was unresponsive. A 29-foot response...