Coast Guard monitors progress of repairs for MV Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard monitors progress of repairs for MV Martha’s Vineyard
Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photoby Petty Officer Pete Milnes BOSTON — The Coast Guard is continuing to work with the Steamship Authority Sunday to determine why a ferry lost power Saturday night while en route Woods Hole from Martha’s Vineyard. After the captain of the Motor Vessel Martha’s Vineyard reported being disabled and anchored outside Vineyard Haven between the East and...

Coast Guard responds to disabled ferry off Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Coast Guard responds to disabled ferry off Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photoby Petty Officer Pete Milnes BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded Saturday night after a ferry with 78 people aboard lost power while en route Woods Hole from Martha’s Vineyard. The captain of the Motor Vessel Martha’s Vineyard reported the incident to Coast Guard watchstanders at 9 p.m. The Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead and a response boat...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible mariner in distress near Buzzards Bay, Mass.

Coast Guard suspends search for possible mariner in distress near Buzzards Bay, Mass.
Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photoby Petty Officer Pete Milnes BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday afternoon for a possible mariner in distress in Buzzards Bay after the searches yielded no findings or correlating information. The Coast Guard launched the search Wednesday night after hearing three faint mayday calls over the radio. Watchstanders responded to the call but...

Coast Guard searching for possible mariner in distress near Buzzards Bay, Mass.

Coast Guard searching for possible mariner in distress near Buzzards Bay, Mass.
Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photoby Petty Officer Pete Milnes BOSTON — The Coast Guard and the Buzzards Bay Task Force are searching for a possible mariner in distress after Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders heard a mayday call over the radio Wednesday night . At around 8:31 p.m a mumbled male voice issued the mayday call. Watchstanders responded to the call but were...

Keeping a 30-year-old Coast Guard cutter mission-ready

Keeping a 30-year-old Coast Guard cutter mission-ready
Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel hits the water for the first time since entering their drydock period on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Goodison Shipyards in Quonset, Rhode Island. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Every three years, Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel’s crew halts their routine patrols of the Northeast Atlantic waters. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for diver missing off Long Point, Cape Cod

Coast Guard suspends search for diver missing off Long Point, Cape Cod
Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photoby Petty Officer Pete Milnes BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search for an 80-year-old man who failed to resurface from a dive near Long Point Wednesday morning. Response boat crews from Coast Guard Station Provincetown, helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead worked closely on this response...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans respond to disabled fishing boat 30 miles south of Block Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans respond to disabled fishing boat 30 miles south of Block Island
A 45-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Point Judith escorts the disabled fishing boat Lois Virginia into Point Judith Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. BOSTON — The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard the 50-foot fishing boat Lois Virginia Thursday after the boat became disabled 31 miles south of Block Island. The crew aboard Lois Virginia used a VHF-FM radio to contact Coast Guard watchstanders...

Coast Guard aids adrift pleasure craft 45 miles from Block Island

Coast Guard aids adrift pleasure craft 45 miles from Block Island
BOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead and a 45-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, R.I. rescued three people aboard a disabled boat 45 miles southeast of Block Island, R.I. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center, in Woods Hole, received a call via VHF-16 radio from the captain of the vessel Blitzen Wednesday at approximately...

Coast Guard rescues disabled fishing boat 70 miles from Nantucket

Coast Guard rescues disabled fishing boat 70 miles from Nantucket
Coast Guard crews aboard cutters Escanaba and Hammerhead safely brought the disabled fishing vessel Challenge to shore Aug. 16, 2014.  BOSTON — Coast Guard crews aboard the cutters Escanaba and Hammerhead brought a disabled fishing vessel safely to shore early Monday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, received a phone...