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...

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing vessel 130 miles east of Nantucket

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing vessel 130 miles east of Nantucket
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing boat taking on water 130 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Saturday. At about 12:45 a.m., the fishing vessel Athena’s crew reported to Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, that the 51-foot fishing boat Miss Shauna with seven people aboard, was taking on water through a hole in the boat’s...

Coast Guard locates unresponsive man overboard near Nantucket

Coast Guard locates unresponsive man overboard near Nantucket
USCG file photoBOSTON – The Coast Guard located the body of a missing fisherman about 37 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts at approximately 1 a.m., Monday. The crew of the fishing vessel Hear No Evil, homeported in New Bedford, Massachusetts, recovered the body and positively identified the missing crewman. Initially, at about 8:30 p.m., Sunday, the crew of the Hear No Evil notified...

Guard searching for man overboard southeast of Nantucket

Guard searching for man overboard southeast of Nantucket
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water approximately 35 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. At about 8:30 p.m., the crew of the 85-foot scalloping vessel Hear No Evil notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England via VHF channel 16 that a 54-year-old male was missing from the vessel and may have fallen overboard. Crews from Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard ends search for missing man in Rhode Island

Coast Guard ends search for missing man in Rhode Island
BOSTON – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing man in Rhode Island Sound, Friday at about 6:30 p.m. Numerous federal, state and local responders conducted an 18-hour land, sea, and air search that spanned 1,154 miles, but did not locate him. Initially, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call at about 9:45 p.m., Thursday, from a family member that the three men...

Coast Guard rescues two, searches for another in Rhode Island

Coast Guard rescues two, searches for another in Rhode Island
OSTON – The Coast Guard rescued two men Friday from a sunken boat near the Sakonnet River entrance in Rhode Island, and is searching for another in Rhode Island Sound. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call at about 9:45 p.m., Thursday, from a family member that the three men aboard their 17-foot boat were overdue from a day trip. They had planned to return by sunset, and...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boy in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boy in New Bedford, Massachusetts
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews have suspended the search for a boy who was reportedly seen jumping into the water in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Saturday pending further developments. After multiple crews searched an extensive area by sea and air with no sightings or correlating reports, the Coast Guard actively suspended the search at about 10 p.m. Saturday. Initially, watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard identifies owner of unmanned boat on Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard identifies owner of unmanned boat on Martha's Vineyard
BOSTON — The Coast Guard identified Saturday the owner of an unmanned sailboat found ashore on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Friday. After an extensive search by federal and local authorities, the owner called the Coast Guard, claimed the boat, and explained he left it on the beach. Initially, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call at about 10 p.m.,...