Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound welcomes new commander

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound welcomes new commander
Capt. Eva Van Camp relieves Capt. Kevin Reed as commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound during a change-of-command ceremony in New Haven, Connecticut, July 1, 2020. Rear Adm. Thomas G. Allan, Jr., Coast Guard First District commander, presided over the ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Coast Guard Sector Long Island...

i911 system helps Coast Guard rescue 2 stranded on Gates Island

i911 system helps Coast Guard rescue 2 stranded on Gates Island
Coast Guard Station New London 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo NEW YORK — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station New London rescued two paddle boarders after they became disoriented in fog and stranded on Gates Island, Connecticut, Monday evening. At approximately 7:25 p.m., watchstanders at Station New London received a report from a good Samaritan stating that from their home on Mason Island...

i911, helping the Coast Guard save lives

i911, helping the Coast Guard save lives
A demonstration of how the Coast Guard uses the i911 system in Boston, Massachusetts, May 4, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll First Coast Guard District command center crews, from Maine to Northern New Jersey, have a new tool to help distressed mariners come home to their families after being out to sea. The i911 program...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Jones Inlet, N.Y.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Jones Inlet, N.Y.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Shrike file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy NEW YORK — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing boater near Jones Inlet. At 10:08 a.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center watch standers received a call from the good Samaritan vessel BRETT ALLIE 5 that they had come upon a motor vessel that had capsized with four people...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater after recovering others

Coast Guard searching for missing boater after recovering others
A motor vessel with four passengers sits overturned near Jones Inlet, New York, May 20, 2020. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard, along with good Samaritans, recovered three people from the water and are searching for a fourth south of Point Lookout on Long Island starting Saturday morning. At 10:08 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center watch standers...

Long Island Sound AMSC recognized as nation’s best

Long Island Sound AMSC recognized as nation's best
Capt. Kevin Reed, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commanding officer (center), joins members of the Long Island Sound Area Maritime Security Committee after the committee was named 2018 AMSC of the Year, Dec. 10 in Niantic, Connecticut.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Long Island Sound Area Maritime Security Committee was recognized...

Coast Guard wraps up summer boating season, reminds mariners to prepare for cold weather

Coast Guard wraps up summer boating season, reminds mariners to prepare for cold weather
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sectors New York and Long Island Sound remind mariners to take extra precautions on the water as the air and water temperatures in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey grow colder each day. Although summer officially just ended three weeks ago, the Northeast is already experiencing colder weather, which means boaters, paddlers, sailors, and fishermen should carry extra gear...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Great South Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Great South Bay
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday at 6:50 p.m. for a man who reportedly entered the water after falling off his boat near Heckscher State Park, New York. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received an initial report Monday at approximately 11 p.m. from Suffolk County Fire Rescue Emergency Services (FRES), of a man in his mid-forties...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near Stamford Harbor

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near Stamford Harbor
A capsized canoe drifts through Stamford Harbor, Conn.  (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard). NEW HAVEN, CONN. — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a possible person in the water near Stamford Harbor. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound personnel received a report at 12:08 p.m. from a Stamford Marine Police unit of a 10-foot fishing canoe capsized and anchored in the vicinity of the western...