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...

Coast Guard to establish new Aids-to-Navigation Team in Burlington, VT

Coast Guard to establish new Aids-to-Navigation Team in Burlington, VT
Coast Guard Aids-to-Navigation Team Burlington photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Northcott BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ceremony establishing Coast Guard Aids-to-Navigation Team Burlington as a stand alone unit, Friday in Burlington, Vermont. “We are separating the existing unit to standardize and allow our members to become experts in the traditional Coast...

Coast Guard seeks information on missing boaters

Coast Guard seeks information on missing boaters
BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking information related to the missing boaters from Saturday’s distress call, including the possibility of the report being a hoax. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England rescue crews responded to a report of four people in the water off Kennebunkport, Maine, Oct. 5. After searching more than 1,500 square nautical miles, the search was suspended Sunday,...

Coast Guard suspends search off Maine coast for missing man, 3 children

Coast Guard suspends search off Maine coast for missing man, 3 children
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod’s MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday at 8:00 a.m. for a missing man and 3 children in the waters off Kennebunkport, Maine pending new information. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England command center received a radio distress call Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from a man reporting his boat...

Coast Guard crews rescue 2 off Maine coast

Coast Guard crews rescue 2 off Maine coast
Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke’s small boat crew returns to the cutter after rescuing two boaters off the coast of Maine, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, near Cashes Ledge. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Michael Neo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Sunday approximately 30 miles off the coast of Maine after they were reported overdue. At approximately 10:30 p.m., Saturday, a boater’s...