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...

Good nutrition, good taste on Coast Guard Station’s Menu

Good nutrition, good taste on Coast Guard Station's Menu
Petty Officer First Class Peter Lewis poses for a photo at Coast Guard Station Point Allerton on Feb. 27, 2015. Now Chief Petty Officer Lewis, he has received the Coast Guard’s Forrest E. Rednour Award for Excellence in Dining for the second year in a row. ( U.S. Coast Guard photo) Story by Reid Oslin, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Chief Petty Officer Peter Lewis has just the right recipe for keeping...

Coast Guard evacuates 2 people off sailboat in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard evacuates 2 people off sailboat in Boston Harbor
BOSTON — The Coast Guard evacuated two men off their sailboat Friday after it ran hard aground near Lovells Island in Boston Harbor. The owner of the sailboat, Silent Passage, radioed Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders at about 1 p.m. reporting they had run aground on the rocks. They had also contacted a commercial salvage company to come assist them. A Coast Guard Station Point Allerton 47-foot...

Coast Guard Station Scituate closes for season

Coast Guard Station Scituate closes for season
BOSTON— Coast Guard Station Scituate conducted its annual closure Monday and is tentatively set to reopen on May 22, 2017. With Station Situate closed for the year, the crews return to Coast Guard Station Point Allerton in Hull, their home duty station.                       Most cases in the area of Scituate occur between the months of May and September. Due to this reduced...

Coast Guard and local agencies respond to person in the water near Hull, Mass.

Coast Guard and local agencies respond to person in the water near Hull, Mass.
Boston — Coast Guard and local agencies responded to reports of people in the water in the vicinity of Peddocks Island and Hull Gut Friday evening. At approximately 10:44 p.m. the Hull Harbormaster called Coast Guard watchstanders to report a possible person in the water. The Coast Guard Sector Boston command center dispatched a 47-foot motor life boat crew from Coast Guard Station Point Allerton...

Coast Guard, police searching for boy missing from beach in South Boston

Coast Guard, police searching for boy missing from beach in South Boston
BOSTON – The Coast Guard, state, and local police are searching for an 8-year-old boy Tuesday who was last seen near the L Street Bathhouse in South Boston. The boy was reported missing at about 3 p.m. by a parent, who said he was missing for about an hour before they called the state police for help. He is reported to be wearing bright yellow shorts. Coast Guard Response boat crews from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues couple off Rocky Beach

Coast Guard rescues couple off Rocky Beach
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews located a missing couple this morning who went failed to return from rafting on Monday in Cohasset. At about 4 a.m. Tuesday, the MH-60 Jayhawk air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod spotted the couple about eight nautical miles northwest of Rocky Beach.  A Coast Guard Station Point Allerton 29-foot response boat crew arrived on scene and brought the couple aboard....

Hull Lifesaving Museum honors Coast Guard couple

Hull Lifesaving Museum honors Coast Guard couple
Senior Chief Petty Officer Eric Brown and Chief Petty Officer Amy Petersen Brown are presented the Newmyer Maritime Heritage Award at the Hull Lifesaving Museum in Hull, Massachusetts.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham BOSTON — A Coast Guard husband and wife were presented the Newmyer Maritime Heritage Award Wednesday during a ceremony at the Hull Lifesaving Museum...