Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to adrift vessels near Troy, N.Y.

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to adrift vessels near Troy, N.Y.
Coast Guard Cutter Wire file photo PA3 Mike Lutz NEW YORK – The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to reports of several barges and vessels breaking away from their moorings on the Hudson River near Troy, New York, Friday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received the initial report of the situation from Rensselaer emergency dispatch. New York State Marine notified...

Coast Guard assists disabled, adrift vessel in East River

Coast Guard assists disabled, adrift vessel in East River
Coast Guard Cutter Wire, homeported in Bayonne, NJ, assists a 39-foot vessel disabled and adrift with three people near Hell Gate, Queens, New York.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard assisted three boaters Friday evening aboard a disabled, adrift vessel near Hell Gate, Queens, New York. The Coast Guard Cutter Wire notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center...

Coast Guard Cutter Wire holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Wire holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cutter Wire file photo PA3 Mike Lutz SAUGERTIES, N.Y. – U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Justin L. Kaczynski relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason L. Cross, as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Wire, during a change of command ceremony in Saugerties, New York, Friday. Capt. Gordon Loebl, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector New York, was the presiding official...

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard ended their search for a boater who was reported overdue after he was located at approximately 2 P.M. today and confirmed safely ashore. Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay and Coast Guard Cutter Wire, Coast Guard Sector New York, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, and Coast Guard Sector Buffalo searched for Ken Allen, 41, for approximately nine hours today after a friend...

Coast Guard Cutter Wire holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Wire holds change of command ceremony
NEW YORK — Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Jason Cross relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas Cairns, former officer in charge of the Coast Guard Cutter Wire, during a change of command ceremony in Saugerties, N.Y., Friday. Capt. Gordon Loebl, commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, was the presiding official over the time-honored ceremony. The Coast Guard Cutter Wire’s 7-person crew is...

Coast Guard units keeping up with ice conditions in Northeast

Coast Guard units keeping up with ice conditions in Northeast
BOSTON – The 2013 icebreaking continues for Coast Guard units throughout the Northeast. Coast Guard units from New Jersey to Maine have been busy breaking ice during the winter months and have been monitoring special aids to navigation in areas known to be impacted by ice. Additionally, Coast Guard-designated ice officers have met with and provided ice training to industry partners. During...

Coast Guard and first responders rescue tug crewmember near Kingston, New York

Coast Guard Cutter Wire - File PhotoNEW YORK-A Coast Guard crew and local first responders worked together to rescue an injured tugboat crewmember near Kingston, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2011. An engineer aboard the tug Barbara McAllister reportedly suffered a leg injury and was stuck in the engine room while en route to Albany, N.Y., in the Hudson River. Coast Guard Sector New York’s Search command center...