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...

Coast Guard boatcrew medevacs possible heart attack victim

Coast Guard boatcrew medevacs possible heart attack victim
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo NEW YORK – A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew medically evacuated a 71-year-old woman experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack approximately 10 miles southeast of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Sunday morning. At approximately 10:25 p.m. Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report stating a woman aboard the cruise ship Anthem of...

Unified Command responds to reports of tar balls and sheen off coast of Rockaway, NY

Unified Command responds to reports of tar balls and sheen off coast of Rockaway, NY
Coast Guard Petty Officer NiChelle Flynn and New York Department of Environmental Conservation environmental engineer Rick Lin patrol Breezy Point Beach Sunday, March 31, 2019, searching for tar balls. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) NEW YORK — Members of the Unified Command for Goethals Oil Spill continued responding to a report of sheening and tar balls received...

Coast Guard responding to tar balls and oil sheen off Rockaway, NY

Coast Guard responding to tar balls and oil sheen off Rockaway, NY
NEW YORK— The U.S. Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, are responding to reports of oil sheen and tar balls, on the ocean side of Coney Island and Long Island, from Norton Point to Atlantic Beach. Responders are assessing both shoreline and waterway impact, and investigating to determine the source and cause of the condition, including a possible connection to Thursday’s fuel-oil leak involving...

Unified Command continues oil spill response on Arthur Kill waterway

Unified Command continues oil spill response on Arthur Kill waterway
Capt. Jason Tama, commander Coast Guard Sector New York and the Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, assesses the clean up operations of an oil spill in the Arthur Kill waterway in Staten Island, March 29, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Nicholette Vaughan) NEW YORK – Unified Command members continue their response to an oil spill that occurred on the Arthur Kill waterway Thursday...

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to oil spill in Arthur Kill waterway

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to oil spill in Arthur Kill waterway
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to an oil spill that occurred in the Arthur Kill waterway near the Goethals Bridge, Thursday afternoon. At approximately 2:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report of fuel-oil possibly leaking from a commercial container ship while moored at the Global Marine New York Container Terminal in Staten Island....