Coast Guard medevacs man 35 miles east of Manasquan Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs man 35 miles east of Manasquan Inlet, NJ
Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak file photo PHILADELPHIA — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 36-year-old man suffering from a possible stroke aboard a fishing vessel approximately 35 miles east of Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey, Sunday evening. The captain aboard the fishing vessel contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia at about 5:45 p.m. to request a medical evacuation. An...

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 medevacs diver 20-miles southeast of Fire Island

Coast Guard medevacs diver 20-miles southeast of Fire Island
NEW YORK – Crews from Coast Guard Station Fire Island and EMT personnel from Suffolk County conduct a medevac of a man in Babylon, New York, on August 26, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Fire Island) NEW YORK – A Coast Guard Station Fire Island boatcrew medevaced a diver Saturday afternoon, 20 miles southeast of the Fire Island Inlet. At approximately 1:15 p.m. a crewmember...

Coast Guard Cutters Move to New Home in Sandy Hook, NJ

Coast Guard Cutters Move to New Home in Sandy Hook, NJ
Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak file photo NEW YORK – Two Coast Guard cutters have moved homeports to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on August 16, 2017. The cutters have spent the past several years homeported in Bayonne, New Jersey after the piers in Sandy Hook became unusable following Hurricane Sandy. Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak, a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat, and Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot...

Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak Holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak Holds Change of Command
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Paul Windt (left) salutes Lt. Keith Blevins (right) during the Sitkinak’s change-of-command ceremony in Bayonne, New Jersey, June 29, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK – Coast Guard Lt. Keith Blevins relieved Lt. Cmdr. Paul Windt as the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak during a change...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Glen Cove, New York

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Glen Cove, New York
Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak file photo NEW YORK ­– The Coast Guard suspended their search at approximately 12:30 p.m., Sunday for a missing boater near Glen Cove, N.Y. The missing boater is Ralph Fletcher. Coast Guard assets searched 225 square nautical miles for approximately 24 hours for Mr. Fletcher. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York Command Center were notified by the Sands Point...

Coast Guard, partner agencies suspend searching for missing boater near Fire Island Inlet sendsms x

Coast Guard, partner agencies suspend searching for missing boater near Fire Island Inlet sendsms x
A Coast Guard Station Fire Island boatcrew rescues a distressed boater from an overturned vessel in Fire Island Inlet, October 11, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Fire Island) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing person in the water near Fire Island Inlet, New York, Wednesday. The 35-hour search was suspended at approximately 6:15 p.m., after search...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters off Block Island, Rhode Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters off Block Island, Rhode Island
BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday for Linda and Nathan Carman after searching for six days and exhausting all search efforts. Initially, at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report that 54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22-year-old son Nathan Carman failed to return from an offshore fishing trip. They departed Ram’s...

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing swimmers near Wading River, New York

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing swimmers near Wading River, New York
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing people in the water near Wading River, New York, Sunday. The 17-hour search was suspended after officials from the Suffolk County Police Department located two bodies matching the description of the missing males, two-miles west of the Wading River. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time,” said Capt....