Coast Guard searches for possible missing boater

Coast Guard searches for possible missing boater
Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is continuing a search for a possible missing person in the water in Manhasset Bay. Coast Guard Sector New York received a report at 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday of an unidentified male entering Manhasset Bay with an inflatable dinghy and not returning. Multiple...

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 suspends search for missing kayaker in Raritan Bay, N.Y.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in Raritan Bay, N.Y.
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo. NEW YORK — The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for a missing kayaker in Raritan Bay, New York. At 3:12 p.m. on Saturday, Coast Guard Sector New York command center watch standers received a call from citywide 911 that three kayaks, each with one person on board, had all overturned in Raritan Bay. A nearby good Samaritan...

Coast Guard returns majority of New York Waterway ferries to service

Coast Guard returns majority of New York Waterway ferries to service
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard has returned all but five of 23 New York Waterway ferries to service that had been initially suspended for a series of safety concerns in the week leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. In order to ensure continued compliance with safety standards, the Coast Guard will be indefinitely increasing inspections across the entire New York Waterway fleet. “The safety of the...

Coast Guard suspends operations of multiple New York ferries

Coast Guard suspends operations of multiple New York ferries
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard ordered 23 New York Waterway ferries to suspend service over the last week after a series of inspections found the vessels to be operationally unfit. Coast Guard Sector New York marine inspectors determined the 23 ferries had damage or discrepancies significant enough to warrant suspension of operations. So far, two of those vessels have been reinspected and returned...

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 to host open house and kick off 2019 boating season in Albany

Coast Guard to host open house and kick off 2019 boating season in Albany
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Shrike file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a public boating safety open house to kick off the 2019 boating season at Jennings Landing in Albany at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27. The public is invited to attend to learn more about the Coast Guard’s boating safety initiatives. The event will be hosted by Coast...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Sandy Hook

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Sandy Hook
NEW YORK — Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook assists a 25-foot pleasure craft taking on water near Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Saturday afternoon. NEW YORK — Coast Guard assisted a 25-foot pleasure craft taking on water near Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders initially received the report and diverted a Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook Response Boat Small...

Coast Guard coordinates medevac from cruise ship Celebrity Summit

Coast Guard coordinates medevac from cruise ship Celebrity Summit
Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard coordinated a medical evacuation of a 61-year-old woman, from a cruise ship that was suffering from chest pains in New York Harbor, Sunday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New York command center received notification at approximately 4:20...