Coast Guard providing safety zone during Volvo Ocean Race in Newport, RI

Coast Guard providing safety zone during Volvo Ocean Race in Newport, RI
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill crews are on hand to provide a safety zone for all mariners in the vicinity of the Volvo Ocean Race segment in Newport, R.I., this week.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Station Castle Hill) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is enforcing a safety zone and monitoring the Volvo...

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 searching for overdue kayaker near Marshall Island, Maine

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker near Marshall Island, Maine
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for an overdue kayaker Saturday who went missing at about 12:00 p.m. near Fog Island, Maine. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a call at 6:13 p.m. that 45-year-old Tony Cashman of Ontario, Canada, was missing from a group of six kayakers on a trip from Isle Au Haut to Rich’s Point in Southwest Harbor, Maine....

Coast Guard rescue crews assist two mariners and two dogs

Coast Guard rescue crews assist two mariners and two dogs
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted two sailors and two dogs on a sailboat approximately 10 miles of the coast of Newport, R.I., Thursday. Watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England command center received a distress call from the 43-foot sailing vessel Nomad at 1 p.m., Thursday. The boaters reported that the vessel was taking on water with two men and two dogs aboard. Sector...

Coast Guard ends search for missing TowBoat U.S. captain

BOSTON — The Coast Guard has ended its search for the missing TowBoat U.S. captain off Pocasset, Mass., Wednesday. Divers from the Wareham, Mass., Fire Department located the man deceased inside the cabin of the 29-foot Triple J around 8:30 a.m. “Ending a search like this is a hard outcome to accept,” said Lt. Brian Hall, the command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England....

Coast Guard searching for missing towboat captain

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing towboat captain west of Pocasset, Mass., Wednesday. Watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England command center received a distress call at approximately 1 a.m. from the captain of the 29-foot TowBoat U.S. vessel Triple J, reporting that his vessel was taking on water. A 25-foot Response Boat from Coast Guard Station Cape Cod...