Coast Guard, local authorities suspend case for person in the water south of Gloucester Harbor

Coast Guard, local authorities suspend case for person in the water south of Gloucester Harbor
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local authorities suspended the search Wednesday for the missing fisherman who was swept out to sea at Rafes Chasm Park. The Coast Guard and local authorities searched approximately 112 miles through the night from Old House Cove to Rafes Chasm Park yielding no results. Initially,...

Four headed home to Gloucester after Coast Guard helps fishermen dewater, make repairs to flooding

Four headed home to Gloucester after Coast Guard helps fishermen dewater, make repairs to flooding
A small-boat deployed from the Coast Guard Cutter Moray, a coastal patrol boat homeported in Jonesport, Maine, helps the crew aboard fishing vessel Tyler after the boat started taking on water about 60 miles southeast of Vinalhaven, Maine, Friday, August 26, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Amanda Gerber. BOSTON — Four people are safely making their way back to port Friday following a multi-asset...

US, Canadian Coast Guard working to rescue 4 from boat flooding 60 miles off Maine’s coast

US, Canadian Coast Guard working to rescue 4 from boat flooding 60 miles off Maine’s coast
BOSTON – The Coast Guard is responding Friday to a boat taking on water about 60 miles southeast of Vinalhaven, Maine. A person aboard fishing vessel Tyler used a VHF radio to contact watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s command center at about 7:30 a.m. and reported their boat was rapidly taking on water with four people aboard. The hailer said they are using pumps, but are...

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing boat 90 miles to Portland, Maine

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing boat 90 miles to Portland, Maine
BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Moray towed the 60-foot fishing boat Paulo Marc after it became disabled Wednesday about 90 miles east of Portland, Maine. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s command center received notification at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday that the Paulo Marc, homeported in Gloucester, was disabled with four people aboard. The Moray crew launched...

Coast Guard permanently relieves officer in charge of Coast Guard Cutter Moray

Coast Guard permanently relieves officer in charge of Coast Guard Cutter Moray
The Coast Guard Cutter Moray, an 87′ patrol boat, docks at the Yard March 17, 2015, for an anticipated three-month emergency repair. (USCG photo by CWO Kristopher McGhee, Yard) BOSTON – The Coast Guard on Friday permanently relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Bouchard as the officer in charge of the Coast Guard Cutter Moray, homeported in Jonesport, Maine. Rear Adm. William G....

Coast Guard Cutter Moray officer in charge temporarily relieved

Coast Guard Cutter Moray officer in charge temporarily relieved
BOSTON — Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, Commander, First Coast Guard District and Capt. Brian Gilda, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Bouchard Friday from his duties as officer in charge of Moray for loss of confidence in the ability to command. Final determination regarding a permanent removal or resumption of command is made by the...

Coast Guard Cutter Moray crew rescues entangled sea turtle

Coast Guard Cutter Moray crew rescues entangled sea turtle
BOSTON – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Moray rescued an entangled sea turtle approximately 1 mile south of Great Duck Island, Maine at 11 a.m. Wednesday. While conducting a routine boarding of a fishing vessel, Moray crewmembers noticed a lobster buoy moving erratically in the water near the Moray’s small boat. The crew pulled alongside the buoy and noticed a sea turtle entangled in...

Coast Guard crews rescue stranded fishing vessel

Coast Guard crews rescue stranded fishing vessel
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews from Maine towed a stranded fishing vessel to Portland, Maine, Monday after a Sunday distress call. Watchstanders from the 1st Coast Guard District Command Center received a distress call from the fishing vessel Prudence from a satellite phone at 12:57 p.m., Sunday. Crewmembers on Prudence stated that the fishing vessel was adrift with four persons aboard approximately...

Coast Guard terminates commercial fishing vessel voyage for safety violations

BOSTON — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel approximately two miles from Port Corea, Maine, Monday, when a boarding team discovered multiple safety violations. A Coast Guard Cutter Moray boarding team conducted a routine at-sea boarding of the fishing vessel Corea, Maine-based, 38-foot fishing vessel Calypso, and found several safety violations. There were no personal flotation...