Coast Guard responds to solo Transatlantic rower in distress

 Coast Guard responds to solo Transatlantic rower in distress
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is responding to a request for a medical evacuation from a solo rower disabled more than 50 miles south of Shinnecock, N.Y., today. Watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District command center in Boston received a call from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Falmouth, U.K., that a person aboard the 24-foot ocean rowing craft Alliance Trust sustained serious...

Coast Guard rescues missing fisherman 43 miles south of Montauk

Coast Guard rescues missing fisherman 43 miles south of Montauk
MONTAUK, N.Y. – The Coast Guard rescued a missing fisherman approximately 43 miles south of Montauk, N.Y., today. John Aldridge, a crewmember of the commercial fishing vessel Anna Mary, was found after going overboard. A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod (ASCC), in Cape Cod, Mass., located and recovered the missing fisherman alive. Aldridge...

Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman near Montauk

Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman near Montauk
MONTAUK, N.Y. – Coast Guard Station Montauk crews continue searching for a commercial fisherman five miles south of Montauk Point, today. Missing is John Aldridge, a crewmember of the 44-foot lobster vessel Anna Mary. Aldridge is a 5-foot, 9-inch tall man, weighing 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a t-shirt, shorts and sandals during his watch relief at 9 p.m., Tuesday. Aldridge was not...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman near Montauk

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman near Montauk
MONTAUK, N.Y. – Coast Guard Station Montauk crews are searching for a commercial fisherman near Montauk, N.Y., today. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, in New Haven, Conn., were contacted by a local fisherman, at approximately 6:30 a.m., reporting that a male fisherman had gone missing five miles south of Montauk Point. The man was last seen when he assumed watch on the...

Coast Guard, NYPD continue searching for missing diver near Breezy Point, N.Y.

Coast Guard, NYPD continue searching for missing diver near Breezy Point, N.Y.
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard continues searching for a reported missing diver near Breezy Point Surf Club, Breezy Point, N.Y., Saturday. The Coast Guard received notification at 3 p.m., Friday, from a dispatch service that the 29year-old-male was last seen spear fishing in the waters near Breezy Point at 7 a.m. Friday. Search efforts for the missing diver continued throughout the night. Resources involved...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water and searches for missing person in separate incidents

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water and searches for missing person in separate incidents
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard and the Fire Department of New York rescued four people aboard a vessel taking on water near King’s Point, N.Y., Thursday, June 21, 2012. Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders received a report from a crewmember aboard the 60-foot pleasure craft Tranquility, stating that the vessel was taking on water in the vicinity of Stepping Stones Marina, Great Neck,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 17-year-old swimmer near Long Branch, N.J.

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard has suspended its overnight search for a missing 17-year-old male who had been swimming in the waters off Pier Village in Long Branch, N.J., Sunday. The missing person is described as a light brown-skinned male wearing a white t-shirt and khaki shorts. He is 5′ 6″, 162 lbs. The Coast Guard requested first-light search assistance from Monmouth County, N.J.,...

Coast Guard medically evacuates injured woman from cruise ship

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard cutter crew medically evacuated a 97-year-old woman from a cruise ship in New York Harbor, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. The crew of the cruise ship Celebrity Silhouette notified the Coast Guard to request medical assistance for the woman at 6:20 p.m. The woman reportedly fell and suffered a head injury. A Coast Guard flight surgeon determined the woman’s condition needed medical...

Coast Guard terminates vessel voyage for safety violations

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel due to safety concerns 32 miles south of Sandy Hook, N.J., Thursday. A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish noted multiple safety violations aboard the 78-foot Jaime Mae. The vessel had only three working fire extinguishers, an expired EPIRB – or electronic position indicating radio beacon – and there was water...