Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound

Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak (WLB-211) sits at anchor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Emily E. Torsney. NEWPORT, Rhode Island – Built to guide mariners through safe waters, the Valiant Rock Lighted  Whistle Buoy 11 was dangerously adrift in the Long Island Sound. When ferry operators traveling between Orient Point and Fishers Island, New York, first reported the buoy off station on Jan. 17, the...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan save three from capsized boat near Stratford, Connecticut

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday after their boat capsized near Stratford, Connecticut. At approximately 2:30 p.m., a good Samaritan called the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center and said three people were in the water near the mouth of the Housatonic River. Coast Guard crewmembers from Aids to Navigation Team Long Island Sound were nearby aboard a 26-foot...