Coast Guard honors Fire Island Ferries crew for July rescue

Coast Guard honors Fire Island Ferries crew for July rescue
Capt. Eva Van Camp presents the Fire Island Ferries Fireball crew with a public service award, Aug. 25, 2020 in Bay Shore, New York, for their rescue efforts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard presented a Public Service Award to the crew of the Fireball, a Fire Island Ferries ferry, on Tuesday in Bay Shore, New York. Capt....

Coast Guard recognizes Cross Sound Ferry crew for heroic rescue

Coast Guard recognizes Cross Sound Ferry crew for heroic rescue
Capt. Eva Van Camp, commander of Sector Long Island Sound, presents a Coast Guard Certificate of Merit to Cross Sound Ferry Cape Henlopen crew in New London, Connecticut, August 14, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony J. Pappaly) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard presented a Public Service Award to the Cross Sound Ferry Cape Henlopen crew in New London, Connecticut,...

Coast Guard urges hurricane preparedness in Tri-State region

Coast Guard urges hurricane preparedness in Tri-State region
Earliest Reasonable Arrival Time of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds. (National Hurricane Center graphic) NEW YORK —The Coast Guard is urging the commercial and recreational maritime community in the Tri-State area to practice hurricane preparedness as Hurricane Isaias has potential to affect the region. The National Weather Service has forecasted Hurricane Isaias to potentially accelerate into the Tri-State...

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...