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...

Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel crew rescues stranded fisherman

Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel crew rescues stranded fisherman
The Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel crew throws a towline to the fishing vessel Discovery Friday, May 20, 201. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Fireman Brian Krebs BOSTON – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel towed an 84-foot commercial fishing vessel Friday with seven people aboard after the vessel became disabled 100 miles off the coast of Nantucket. Crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel Discovery,...

Coast Guard crews suspend the search for a possible person in the water off of Plum Island

Coast Guard crews suspend the search for a possible person in the water off of Plum Island
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews suspended the search for a possible person in the water off of Plum Island, New York, Wednesday evening. The search was suspended at approximately 5:30 p.m., Wednesday after Coast Guard and local agencies searched continuously for 26 hours covering more than 890 square miles. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound were notified by a good Samaritan who...

Coast Guard crews continue to search for a possible person in the water off of Plum Island

Coast Guard crews continue to search for a possible person in the water off of Plum Island
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews continue to search for a possible person in the water off of Plum Island, New York, Wednesday. Coast Guard watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound were notified by a good Samaritan who located an overturned kayak off of East Point, Plum Island at approximately 3:20 p.m., Tuesday. A smallboat from Coast Guard Station Montauk and an MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter...

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing vessel 130 miles east of Nantucket

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing vessel 130 miles east of Nantucket
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing boat taking on water 130 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Saturday. At about 12:45 a.m., the fishing vessel Athena’s crew reported to Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, that the 51-foot fishing boat Miss Shauna with seven people aboard, was taking on water through a hole in the boat’s...

Coast Guard 1st District preparing for impending coastal storm

Coast Guard 1st District preparing for impending coastal storm
BOSTON — The 1st Coast Guard District is preparing for a coastal storm expected to impact the area starting Saturday afternoon. Storm-force wind gusts of up to 50 mph are possible with seas reaching up to 20 feet. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched aircraft to fly storm tracks at 8:00 a.m. warning mariners in the area. The Coast Guard Cutters Sanibel, Chinook, and Campbell are in a recall...

Coast Guard responds to early season Nor’easter in New England

Coast Guard responds to early season Nor'easter in New England
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews worked overnight and continue to respond this morning to multiple mariners in distress. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England Command Center received notification that the 55-foot Sailing Vessel Swept Away was unable to lower it’s sails and lost all propulsion in Rhode Island Sound, Wednesday. The Swept Away had five people onboard...

Coast Guard units assist Shinnecock fishing vessel

Coast Guard units assist Shinnecock fishing vessel
NEW YORK – Northeast Coast Guard units respond to a fishing vessel in distress, 69 miles south of Shinnecock, N.Y.,Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Shinnecock in Hampton Bays, N.Y., received a report around 11:30 p.m, Thursday, from the crew of the fishing vessel Rhonda Denise who was assisting the fishing vessel Tradition that was disabled and adrift due to a fire in the engine room. The...

Coast Guard rescue crews, Chatham Harbor Master, searching for missing fisherman near Great Round Shoal, Mass.

Coast Guard rescue crews, Chatham Harbor Master, searching for missing fisherman near Great Round Shoal, Mass.
BOSTON — A fisherman who fell overboard near Great Round Shoal, Mass., is being searched for by Coast Guard rescue crews and the Chatham Harbor Master, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received notification via VHF radio that a 51-year-old man, a crewmember aboard the 27-foot fishing boat, had not been seen for 20 minutes. Coast Guard Station Chatham launched...