Coast Guard, Canada, partner agencies search for a possible missing kayaker off Maine

Coast Guard, Canada, partner agencies search for a possible missing kayaker off Maine
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a man calling mayday who possibly fell out of his kayak Wednesday morning off the coast of Maine. A man broadcasted mayday three times over the radio at about 10:15 a.m., and Coast Guard Sector Northern New England...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans respond to boat taking on water off the coast of Maine

Coast Guard, good Samaritans respond to boat taking on water off the coast of Maine
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo BOSTON — Crews from Coast Guard Station Jonesport and Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor along with several good Samaritans responded to a boat taking on water Wednesday morning 30 miles south of Englishman Bay, Maine. At around 9:50 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders were notified that the 48-foot motor vessel Variant was taking...

Coast Guard saves disabled vessel, crew in Northeast Harbor, Maine

Coast Guard saves disabled vessel, crew in Northeast Harbor, Maine
Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor 47-foot boat crew tows 28-foot sportfisher, Jammie Dodger back to a boat repair company in Somas Sound, Maine, Saturday, June 3, 2017.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mike Miller) BOSTON — The Coast Guard towed a disabled vessel after it hit a submerged object and started flooding in the vicinity of Bear Island, Maine. The captain of the 28-foot...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home for the holidays

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home for the holidays
BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home Friday after a 65-day patrol in the North Atlantic. The 100-member crew was tasked with enforcing federal and international fishery laws as well as conducting homeland security operations. The crew of the Escanaba conducted 61 living marine resource boardings ensuring the sustainability of resources in the North Atlantic. They also coordinated...

US, Canadian Coast Guard working to rescue 4 from boat flooding 60 miles off Maine’s coast

US, Canadian Coast Guard working to rescue 4 from boat flooding 60 miles off Maine’s coast
BOSTON – The Coast Guard is responding Friday to a boat taking on water about 60 miles southeast of Vinalhaven, Maine. A person aboard fishing vessel Tyler used a VHF radio to contact watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s command center at about 7:30 a.m. and reported their boat was rapidly taking on water with four people aboard. The hailer said they are using pumps, but are...

Coast Guard rescues 4 fisherman off Maine coast

Coast Guard rescues 4 fisherman off Maine coast
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen Wednesday morning after the fishing vessel Lydia & Maya started taking on water about 40 miles south of Southwest Harbor, Maine. At about midnight, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a broken transmission from a crew member aboard the 71-foot vessel saying they were taking on water. Shortly after, an Emergency Position...

Coast Guard monitors grounded passenger sailboat in Maine

Coast Guard monitors grounded passenger sailboat in Maine
BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to a grounded passenger sailing vessel during the Windjammer Regatta in Somes Sound, Maine, Tuesday afternoon. At about 3:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor received a call from the crew aboard the historic 79-foot Schooner American Eagle, homeported in Rockland, Maine, that they ran aground. A 29-foot response boat crew from Station...

Coast Guard saves 7 stranded on island in Maine

Coast Guard saves 7 stranded on island in Maine
Portsmouth, ME – Coast Guard rescue crews recovered seven stranded kayakers from Burnt Porcupine Island, Maine, Sunday. The seven were on a guided tour when high afternoon winds, ranging from 15 to 25 miles per hour, prevented them from returning. Rather than risk it, they located the nearest island, made landfall, and awaited recovery. With no local assets available, Bar Harbor Fire Department...

Coast Guard responds to 3 missing kayakers in Maine, 2 deceased

Coast Guard responds to 3 missing kayakers in Maine, 2 deceased
BOSTON — The Coast Guard, Marine Maine Patrol, and several good Samaritans searched for three missing kayakers west of Mount Desert Island, Maine, Wednesday. At about 6:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England in Portland received a report from a woman claiming her husband and two others went kayaking and did not return at 4:30 p.m. as planned. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat...