Coast Guard to break ice on Kennebec, Penobscot Rivers

Coast Guard to break ice on Kennebec, Penobscot Rivers
Coast Guard Cutters Shackle and Tackle break ice along the Penobscot River in Brewer, Maine, in this Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson) BOSTON — The Coast Guard urges the public to remove their ice fishing shacks as soon as safely possible from the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers as the Coast Guard begins its annual spring breakout on Wednesday. Individuals should refrain...

Coast Guard completes mid-winter ice-breaking effort on Kennebec River in Maine

Coast Guard completes mid-winter ice-breaking effort on Kennebec River in Maine
Coast Guard Cutter Bridle file photo by Chief Petty Officer Marc Moore BOSTON – The Coast Guard completed their ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River, in Maine, Monday following a seven-day push that extended to Richmond, Maine. In response to the Maine Emergency Management Agency’s request to break out the Kennebec River, the Coast Guard relocated the 140-foot Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot...

Coast Guard urges public to remove ice fishing shacks, stay off Kennebec River, Maine

Coast Guard urges public to remove ice fishing shacks, stay off Kennebec River, Maine
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice along the Kennebec River, in this file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging the public to remove ice fishing shacks and to stay off the Kennebec River Monday as ice breaking operations on the river are planned to begin Tuesday and last through the week. This operation, typically known as the Kennebec...

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 Cutter Penobscot Bay holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay holds Change of Command
Lt. Kristopher Valdez, salutes Capt. Michael Day, during the Penobscot Bay’s change-of-command ceremony in Bayonne, New Jersey, June 12, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) NEW YORK — Coast Guard Lt. Kristopher Valdez relieved Lt. Jonathan Tice as the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay Friday during a change of command ceremony...

Search Ends for a Missing boater after body located near Old Field, NY

Search Ends for a Missing boater after body located near Old Field, NY
NEW YORK – Coast Guard, and partner agency crews ended their search for a missing boater, Wednesday, after a body matching the boaters description was located in the vicinity of East Beach in Old Field, New York. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Suffolk County Police Department officials located the body of James Bilello, a 73-year-old boater in the vicinity of East Beach. “Our thoughts and prayers...

Coast Guard clears paths for commerce on Hudson River

Coast Guard clears paths for commerce on Hudson River
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Flockerzi NEW YORK – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay, home-ported in Bayonne, N.J., conducted ice breaking operations on the Hudson River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW), today. The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay, home ported in Bayonne, N.J., conducts icebreaking operations on the...

Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Great Lakes for 2012-2013 ice-breaking season

Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Great Lakes for 2012-2013 ice-breaking season
CLEVELAND — A Maine-based Coast Guard cutter arrived at its temporary homeport at the Cleveland Moorings Wednesday to assist in the service’s ice-breaking mission in the Great Lakes throughout the winter months. While in the region, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug from Rockland, Maine, will assist other Coast Guard icebreakers during Operations Coal...

Coast Guard participates in Securing the Cities Exercise

Coast Guard participates in Securing the Cities Exercise
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard participated in a joint-agency anti-terrorism exercise that took place in the waters of New York Harbor Wednesday. During the exercise, crews from Coast Guard Cutters Penobscot Bay, homeported in Bayonne, N.J., and Tiger Shark, homeported in Newport, R.I., along with crews from Coast Guard Stations New York and Sandy Hook, N.J., coordinated with state and local law...