Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Cutter Hawser file photo by PAC Bob Laura SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Coast Guard cutters Hawser and Line are scheduled to patrol Lake Champlain this weekend to assist with the recreational boating safety and law enforcement missions. The 65-foot harbor tugs will augment efforts of Coast Guard Station and Aids to Navigation Team Burlington, a two-boat station responsible for 490-square miles,...

Coast Guard ice breaking cutters make progress on the Connecticut River

Coast Guard ice breaking cutters make progress on the Connecticut River
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bollard, a 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, transits on the ice-covered Connecticut River near Essex, Connecticut, Jan. 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) NEW YORK — Coast Guard cutters continue to steadily break ice jams in the Connecticut River to prevent flooding and help the broken ice drift down river and out to Long Island...

Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in Hudson River

Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in Hudson River
Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay helps break free tug Stephanie Dann from the ice on the Hudson River near Kingston, New York, January 2, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay) NEW YORK – The Coast Guard assisted two vessels beset by ice in the Hudson River, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New York command center were notified Sunday...

Coast Guard, NYPD respond to barge taking on water off NYC

Coast Guard, NYPD respond to barge taking on water off NYC
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard received a report of a barge taking on water in the vicinity of New York Harbor, today. At approximately 12:17 p.m., a communication watchstander at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification from the commercial tug Patricia that the barge it’s pushing was taking on water. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New York, Coast Guard Cutter Hawser and New York...

Coast Guard units keeping up with ice conditions in Northeast

Coast Guard units keeping up with ice conditions in Northeast
BOSTON – The 2013 icebreaking continues for Coast Guard units throughout the Northeast. Coast Guard units from New Jersey to Maine have been busy breaking ice during the winter months and have been monitoring special aids to navigation in areas known to be impacted by ice. Additionally, Coast Guard-designated ice officers have met with and provided ice training to industry partners. During...

Coast Guard assisting in search for two people in the water on Hudson River

Coast Guard assisting in search for two people in the water on Hudson River
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is assisting in the search of two people in the water on the Hudson River, near Hyde Park, N.Y. Friday. The missing are described as white males, in their twenties. Coast Guard Sector New York was notified, just after 2 a.m., that a canoe capsized with three men aboard near the Rodgers Point Boat Club in Hyde Park. One man was able to swim ashore to call for help but...