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...

Coast Guard, local partners recover missing diver off Rockport

Coast Guard, local partners recover missing diver off Rockport
Coast Guard Station Gloucester 47-Foot Motor LIfeboat file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard and local authorities recovered a missing scuba diver Thursday off Rockport. Crews from a Massachusetts State Police dive team recovered the 47-year-old man at approximately 8:45 a.m., about 25 yards from his original dive site. “With the help of our partner agencies, we were able to quickly respond to the incident,...

Coast Guard, local partners respond to pollution incident in the Merrimack River

Coast Guard, local partners respond to pollution incident in the Merrimack River
Smoke rises from the cabin of the fishing boat Hit List Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Newberryport, Massachusetts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local partners responded to a fuel oil spill in the Merrimack River Friday after a fishing boat caught fire and sank. The fishing vessel Hit List was later salvaged and removed from the river. The Hit List is no longer a hazard to navigation. The...

Coast Guard highlights recreational boating safety on the Connecticut River

Coast Guard highlights recreational boating safety on the Connecticut River
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is partnering with the Connecticut River Task Force on recreational boating safety boardings this summer along the Massachusetts portion of the Connecticut River, one of the state’s busiest waterways. Coast Guard Sector Boston law enforcement crews are assisting state and local law enforcement agencies from Massachusetts with the safety initiative. The Connecticut River...

Coast Guard Sector Boston holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Boston holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Captain Eric Doucette relieves Captain Claudia Gelzer as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston, Massachusetts during a change of command ceremony, Friday, July 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hayden Hunt) BOSTON — Coast Guard Capt. Eric Doucette relieved Capt. Claudia Gelzer as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston during a change of command ceremony...

Coast Guard honors 2 young heroes at Sector Boston

Coast Guard honors 2 young heroes at Sector Boston
Herman Tsakhaev, 9, and Bodie Thompson, 11, pose for a photo at Coast Guard Sector Boston Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Dunn) BOSTON — Coast Guard members from Sector Boston and Station Boston honored two young boys Tuesday who rescued a man in distress at Walden Pond on June 10, 2018. Cmdr. Brad Kelly, deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston,...

Coast Guard, Gloucester Fire Department medevac lobsterman off coast

Coast Guard, Gloucester Fire Department medevac lobsterman off coast
Coast Guard Station Gloucester 47-Foot Motor LIfeboat file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with the Gloucester Fire Department medevaced a 78-year-old man from the lobster boat Sea Force One Tuesday after he suffered an injury to his leg 17 miles south of Gloucester. Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received the call for help from the captain of the Sea Force One via radio at around 2:20...

Coast Guard conducts maritime law enforcement exercise in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard conducts maritime law enforcement exercise in Boston Harbor
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard Sector Boston and port partners conducted a maritime law enforcement drill Wednesday in Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. The exercise improved how maritime law enforcement officers would respond to an active-shooter aboard a vessel. The drill was conducted to ensure the public’s safety...