Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker off Nantucket

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker off Nantucket
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard crews suspended their search for a missing kayaker off Nantucket, Massachusetts Tuesday at approximately 11:00 a.m. Vitaly Filiutovich, the subject of the search, was last seen kayaking near shore Sunday afternoon. Filiutovich was reported missing to the Coast Guard around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. googletag.cmd.push(function() {...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan search for 2 missing fishermen near Block Island, RI

Coast Guard, good Samaritan search for 2 missing fishermen near Block Island, RI
Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with a good Samaritan are searching for two missing fishermen after the fishing boat Mistress capsized Tuesday morning off Block Island, Rhode Island. At approximately 1:30 a.m. the captain of the Mistress issued a mayday call stating the boat was taking on water near the Block Island Wind Farm. The fishing boat Captain Bligh was...

Coast Guard, local agencies find body of missing lobsterman off Jonesport, Maine

Coast Guard, local agencies find body of missing lobsterman off Jonesport, Maine
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi BOSTON — Coast Guard and local agencies recovered the body of the missing lobersterman Tuesday off Doyle Island, Maine. At approximately 5 p.m., Maine State Police and Maine Warden Service divers recovered the lobsterman about 200 yards west from where he entered the...

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...