Coast Guard Cutter Finback shifts homeport to Portland, Maine

Coast Guard Cutter Finback shifts homeport to Portland, Maine
The Coast Guard Cutter Finback (WPB 87314) officially arrives at its new homeport in Portland, Maine, August 11, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Patrick Lachey) PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard Cutter Finback (WPB 87314) officially arrived at its new homeport in Portland, Maine, Wednesday. Mooring alongside the Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak (WPB 1329), the Finback is a coastal patrol...

Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle sailing to Portland, ME

Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle sailing to Portland, ME
Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle file photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ruben Reed PORTLAND, Maine – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX-327), “America’s Tall Ship,” will be visiting Portland, ME for the Maine Bicentennial with cadets and crew as part of its summer training program. Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Portland, ME at Ocean Gateway Terminal on Friday, August...

Coast Guard responds to capsized historic schooner in Kennebec River

Coast Guard responds to capsized historic schooner in Kennebec River
47 foot Motor Lifeboat file photo BATH, Maine – The Coast Guard responded to a report of a capsized schooner in the Kennebec River, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a report that the historic schooner Mary E capsized near Doubling Point with 18 people onboard. The Coast Guard dispatched a Station Boothbay Harbor boat crew. The Bath Fire Department and...

Coast Guard warns of cold water hazards following rescue in Hampton, NH

Coast Guard warns of cold water hazards following rescue in Hampton, NH
Warmer spring temperatures don’t always mean warmer water temperatures. Boaters are advised to dress for the water temperatures, not the weather.  (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) BOSTON – The Coast Guard and Hampton Fire Department responded to a disabled and adrift jet ski off of Hampton Beach, Wednesday evening. At approximately 7:45 p.m., responders...

Maine man charged with false distress call to Coast Guard

Maine man charged with false distress call to Coast Guard
ROCKLAND, MAINE — Nathan Libby, of Rockland, has been charged with making a false distress call to the Coast Guard on December 3rd, 2020 via VHF-FM radio channel 16. Based on the call, the Coast Guard initiated a search spanning more than five hours, which included the use of a local Coast Guard vessel, a Maine Marine Patrol vessel, and a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. A criminal...

Coast Guard warns against false distress calls after suspected hoax

Coast Guard warns against false distress calls after suspected hoax
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman. BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for a vessel and crew reportedly taking on water in the vicinity of Sprucehead, Maine, after multiple searches yielded no findings or correlating information. At approximately 6:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a mayday transmission...

Coast Guard crews tow fishing vessel 65 miles east of Kennebunk, Maine

Coast Guard crews tow fishing vessel 65 miles east of Kennebunk, Maine
Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak crew successfully tows disabled fishing vessel, Sea Farmer II to Gloucester Harbor October 22, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lieutenant Christian Dibari/ Released) BOSTON — The crews of Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak and Coast Guard Station Gloucester, Mass., towed a disabled fishing vessel 65 nautical miles off of Kennebunk, Maine, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Northern...

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Red Rocks, Lake Champlain

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Red Rocks, Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON — Coast Guard crews suspended their search for a 52-year-old man off Red Rocks, on Lake Champlain, Vermont, Wednesday afternoon. At 5:44 p.m., Tuesday, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Command Center received a report of multiple people in the water. A total of six people were in an 18-foot boat and four people ended...

Coast Guard to break ice on the Kennebec River

Coast Guard to break ice on the Kennebec River
Coast Guard Cutter Bridle file photo by Chief Petty Officer Marc Moore PORTLAND, Maine — Crews from Coast Guard Sector Northern New England are scheduled to conduct ice breaking operations in the main channel of the Kennebec River from Merrymeeting Bay to Gardiner, Maine, beginning Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020. The purpose of this operation is to reduce the risk of flooding as snow and river ice begin...