Coast Guard seasonal Station Block Island, Rhode Island closes for the winter

Coast Guard seasonal Station Block Island, Rhode Island closes for the winter
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Block Island closed Tuesday for the 2017 summer season. It will 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 Judith, its parent command, will assume duty for all...

Coast Guard rescues 2 teenagers off Point Judith, Rhode Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 teenagers off Point Judith, Rhode Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester) BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two 15-year-old boys Saturday after their boat lost power in Harbor of Refuge, Rhode Island. A commercial towing company called the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Point Judith reporting two teenagers had a disabled 21-foot recreational boat, and they were stranded on a...

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 boat crew, surface swimmer rescue windsurfer from rocks near Point Judith, RI

Coast Guard boat crew, surface swimmer rescue windsurfer from rocks near Point Judith, RI
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andres Rios, a surface swimmer from Coast Guard Station Point Judith, in Rhode Island, swims with a windsurfer Wednesday, November 16, 2016 after she became stranded on rocks near  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dannion Hollar) BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a windsurfer Wednesday near the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge. At approximately 3:20 p.m.,...

Coast Guard responds to collision off Block Island, Rhode Island

Coast Guard responds to collision off Block Island, Rhode Island
  The yacht, Lucia, sinks about 10 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel collision Tuesday about 10 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island. The captain of the 40-foot lobster boat, Squeeze Play, used a VHF radio to contact Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders and report...

Coast Guard, partners search for missing boaters near Block Island, RI

Coast Guard, partners search for missing boaters near Block Island, RI
The Coast Guard is searching for this 32-foot aluminum boat, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 near Block Island, Rhode Island.  U.S Coast Guard courtesy photo. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters Monday morning who failed to return from a fishing trip near Block Island, Rhode Island. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England...

Coast Guard Station Block Island closes for season

Coast Guard Station Block Island closes for season
BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Block Island, Rhode Island conducted its annual closure Wednesday and will reopen next Memorial Day weekend for the 2017 summer boating season. The unit closes each year due to reduced boating traffic during the winter. Coast Guard Station Point Judith, its parent command, will assume duty for all responses in the area. Station Point Judith is located about 12 miles...

Coast Guard responds to plane crash in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Coast Guard responds to plane crash in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
BOSTON – The Coast Guard was called Monday to a plane crash in the west passage of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Only the pilot, who was reportedly not injured, was aboard the aircraft during the crash. After the single-engine propeller plane plunged into the bay, a nearby good Samaritan aboard a recreational boat rushed to recover the pilot from the water. The Rhode Island State Police notified...

Coast Guard partners with Canadian Forces, National Guard to train for maritime emergency

Coast Guard partners with Canadian Forces, National Guard to train for maritime emergency
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flies above a Coast Guard 45-foot response boat off the Rhode Island coast during Operation Orange Flag, Thursday, May 12, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard hosted a search and rescue exercise with the Royal Canadian Forces and New York Air National Guard in Rhode Island Sound May 9-13 to train...