Coast Guard helps find missing kayaker off Gloucester

Coast Guard helps find missing kayaker off Gloucester
A kayak found in Salem Channel, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Coast Guard Station Gloucester rescue crews got underway in search of a missing kayaker reported earlier that day and were able to locate the man alive less than an hour later wearing a life jacket. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard crews helped find a missing person Saturday near House Island. A good Samaritan reported seeing...

Coast Guard responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor
Coast Guard Station Point Allerton crew members respond during the grounding of the ferry Lightening in Boston Harbor, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Point Allerton). BOSTON — Coast Guard, state, and local rescue crews responded to an aground ferry Friday off Long Island in Boston Harbor. At approximately 7:45 a.m., J.P. Vega, operations manager for Boston Harbor Cruises,...

Northeast Coast Guard searches on 31 unmanned, adrift paddlecraft over July 4 weekend

Northeast Coast Guard searches on 31 unmanned, adrift paddlecraft over July 4 weekend
Label your paddlecraft with contact information. You don’t need a sticker, just a permanent marker and some clear tape to protect the ink. Check to make sure it’s readable every time you go out. BOSTON — First Coast Guard District response crews, from Maine to the Jersey shore, responded to 31 separate reports of unmanned and adrift paddlecraft during July 4 weekend. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs crew member from tanker off coast of Boston

Coast Guard medevacs crew member from tanker off coast of Boston
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Boston medevaced a 31-year-old male crew member from the tanker Hafnia Phoenix Friday afternoon after he fell ill 26 miles east of Boston. The captain of the ship notified Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders at approximately 11:15 a.m. of the man’s condition, and it was determined...

Coast Guard, local agencies find sunken barge off Nahant

Coast Guard, local agencies find sunken barge off Nahant
An officer from Quincy Police department prepares to lower side-sonar equipment into the water Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to search for the missing barge that sank off Nahant, Massachusetts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex Pace) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and partner agencies located the missing barge, Dredge 200, Wednesday after it capsized and sank earlier this week in Broad...

Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution after barge capsizes near Nahant

Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution after barge capsizes near Nahant
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is warning mariners to use caution and avoid the North and South Boston Main Channels after a barge carrying construction equipment capsized and possibly sank Sunday night approximately two miles southeast of Nahant. The captain of tug boat Big Jake notified the Coast Guard at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday that two of five barges they were towing had broken free and were...

Coast Guard, local agencies recover missing diver off Nahant, Mass.

Coast Guard, local agencies recover missing diver off Nahant, Mass.
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard crews along with local agencies recovered a diver that was reported overdue Saturday morning approximately one mile south of Nahant. Coast Guard watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Boston command center received notification from the captain of the charter boat Keepah at 10 a.m. that the diver, a 37-year-old...

Coast Guard, Rockport harbormaster respond to people in the water off Rockport

Coast Guard, Rockport harbormaster respond to people in the water off Rockport
Coast Guard Station Gloucester 47-Foot Motor LIfeboat file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews, Rockport harbormaster responded Sunday afternoon to an overturned boat near Straitsmouth Island off Rockport. At 1:20 p.m., the Coast Guard Sector Boston command center received a report of an overturned 20-foot boat and two people in the water. A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod,...

Coast Guard, local agencies recover body of man-overboard off Hull

Coast Guard, local agencies recover body of man-overboard off Hull
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard and local partners recovered the body of a missing man Sunday near Peddocks Island after falling from the Provincetown II ferry. Divers from Massachusetts State Police pulled the 21-year-old male from the water at approximately 1 a.m. Emergency dispatchers contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston at...