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...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel north of Montauk Point, N.Y.

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel north of Montauk Point, N.Y.
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Chief Petty Officer Mark Coady NEW YORK — A Coast Guard boatcrew medically evacuated a 50-year old man from a fishing boat near Montauk Point, New York, Sunday afternoon. At approximately 4:10 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification stating a crewmember aboard fishing boat Blackhawk was experiencing...

Coast Guard urges safe boating practices after two weekend deaths

Coast Guard urges safe boating practices after two weekend deaths
Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier NEW YORK —The U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters to use caution while on the water after two people died last weekend. Boaters should review boating navigation rules and remain alert on the water after seeing a high number of boats collisions and running aground. “I offer my deepest...

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 has a busy weekend in Long Island Sound

Coast Guard has a busy weekend in Long Island Sound
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After a busy weekend off of Long Island, the Coast Guard is reminding the boating public to be prepared and to practice safe boating during the active summer season. In total, the Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to more than 20 cases of mariners in distress and 18 persons in the water wearing lifejackets after severe weather swept through western Connecticut and Long...

Diving down to history to protect the present

Diving down to history to protect the present
ATLANTIC OCEAN – A team assists one of the divers as he prepares to enter the water and begin work 180 feet below the surface on the tanker Coimbra wreck.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy) by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy After days of stormy seas and gray skies, the mid-May sun warms the deck where Resolve Marine Group’s team works aboard...

New Haven Coast Guard to host open house event

New Haven Coast Guard to host open house event
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will be hosting their free annual ‘Open House’ event Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coast Guard base located at 120 Woodward Ave. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, and baked goods available for sale. The public is invited to explore a number of Coast Guard search and rescue boats and aids to navigation support vessels....