Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution after barge capsizes near Nahant

Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution after barge capsizes near Nahant
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is warning mariners to use caution and avoid the North and South Boston Main Channels after a barge carrying construction equipment capsized and possibly sank Sunday night approximately two miles southeast of Nahant. The captain of tug boat Big Jake notified the Coast Guard at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday that two of five barges they were towing had broken free and were...

Coast Guard, local agencies recover body of man-overboard off Hull

Coast Guard, local agencies recover body of man-overboard off Hull
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard and local partners recovered the body of a missing man Sunday near Peddocks Island after falling from the Provincetown II ferry. Divers from Massachusetts State Police pulled the 21-year-old male from the water at approximately 1 a.m. Emergency dispatchers contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston at...

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...

Cutter Key Largo holds change of command ceremony

Cutter Key Largo holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Lt. Patrick Powers (left) relieves Lt. Cmdr. David Stutt (right) during the change of command ceremony in Gloucester, Mass., Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kayla Deem) BOSTON — Coast Guard Lt. Patrick Powers relieved Lt. Cmdr. David Stutt as the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo during a change of command ceremony at Coast...

Coast Guard crew assists fishing vessel south of Cape Ann

Coast Guard crew assists fishing vessel south of Cape Ann
BOSTON — A rescue crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo assisted a disabled fishing vessel Saturday 40 miles south of Cape Ann. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received the call via VHF-16 radio Saturday at 10:40 a.m. from the captain of the Orion, a 79-foot fishing vessel out of Gloucester, stating the boat was disabled due to engine failure. Unable to hail any vessels in the...

Coast Guard crews tow fishing boat from 100 miles off Boston

Coast Guard crews tow fishing boat from 100 miles off Boston
Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba tows a disabled fishing vessel.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by crew of Escanaba) BOSTON – The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Escanaba and Key Largo, and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard  Station Point Allerton, assisted four people Wednesday who were aboard a disabled fishing vessel 97 miles east of Boston. This is the Escanaba’s fourth tow of a disabled...

Coast Guard interdicts 1,729 pounds of marijuana, nabs Russian smuggler

Coast Guard interdicts 1,729 pounds of marijuana, nabs Russian smuggler
The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and a U.S. Navy vessel seized 1,729 pounds of marijuana, a 40-foot sailing vessel and apprehended a suspected Russian smuggler following an at-sea interdiction Feb. 14, 2015, approximately 130 nautical miles south of the Dominican Republic. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and a U.S. naval vessel with a Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing paddle boarder off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for missing paddle boarder off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard ended a three-day search for a missing paddle boarder Wednesday night off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico. Still missing is Sheily Roque, 30, who had gone out paddle boarding with Michael Vazquez, 25, Sunday afternoon from Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Vazquez was rescued Tuesday by the crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter after he was...

Coast Guard Auxiliary pilot locates missing paddle boarder stranded on Desecheo Island

Coast Guard Auxiliary pilot locates missing paddle boarder stranded on Desecheo Island
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued one of two missing paddle boarders Tuesday afternoon who was stranded on Desecheo Island, approximately 15 nautical miles off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Rescued is Michael Vazquez, 25, as Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search for Sheily Roque, 30, the second paddle boarder who still remains missing. The...