Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a missing 41-year-old man on Lake Champlain. The man was last seen Monday evening in the waters near Shelburne Point. The group he was kayaking with reported that his kayak had capsized and he planned to swim back to shore. He was reported missing after he did not return...

Coast Guard asks public to help find stolen buoy bells off Maine’s coast

Coast Guard asks public to help find stolen buoy bells off Maine’s coast
The space in which a sound signaling brass bell typically hangs on this offshore buoy is empty after the bell was stolen, off the coast of Maine. Stealing a sound signaling device off a buoy is a federal offense and can be punishable with heavy fines or even imprisonment. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is asking the public for information on the theft of brass sound signaling...

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England holds change of command

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England holds change of command
Capt. Michael A. Baroody, center-left, outgoing commander at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, inspects personnel along with incoming commander, Capt. Brian J. LeFebvre, far left, during a change of command ceremony, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Portland, Maine.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Hillard) PORTLAND, Maine — Capt. Brian LeFebvre assumed command of U.S....

Coast Guard Northeast names active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year

Coast Guard Northeast names active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year
Petty Officer 1st Class John Joeckel is announced as the First Coast Guard District’s Enlisted Person of the Year in a ceremony at Base Boston, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He is a marine science technician assigned to the Incident Management Division at Sector Northern New England. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — Two Northeast-based Coast Guard petty...

Coast Guard to break ice on Kennebec, Penobscot Rivers

Coast Guard to break ice on Kennebec, Penobscot Rivers
Coast Guard Cutters Shackle and Tackle break ice along the Penobscot River in Brewer, Maine, in this Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson) BOSTON — The Coast Guard urges the public to remove their ice fishing shacks as soon as safely possible from the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers as the Coast Guard begins its annual spring breakout on Wednesday. Individuals should refrain...

Coast Guard urges public to remove ice fishing shacks, stay off Kennebec River, Maine

Coast Guard urges public to remove ice fishing shacks, stay off Kennebec River, Maine
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice along the Kennebec River, in this file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging the public to remove ice fishing shacks and to stay off the Kennebec River Monday as ice breaking operations on the river are planned to begin Tuesday and last through the week. This operation, typically known as the Kennebec...

Coast Guard ice breakers make progress on the Penobscot River

Coast Guard ice breakers make progress on the Penobscot River
Coast Guard Cutter Tackle file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone BOSTON – Coast Guard ice breakers continue to steadily break ice in the Penobscot River Thursday to help the broken ice drift down river and out to sea. The Rockland-based Coast Guard Cutter Tackle, and Southwest Harbor-based Coast Guard Cutter Bridle crews have been working in tandem to break the ice during the high tide,...

Freezing temperatures keep Coast Guard ice breakers busy in Maine

Freezing temperatures keep Coast Guard ice breakers busy in Maine
A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team South Portland 49-foot Buoy Utility Stern Loading (BUSL) boat is photographed in ice Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in Fore River, Maine. A BUSL is used to service buoys and can also be used for ice breaking operations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — This winter’s record cold temperatures are keeping Coast Guard crews busy as they work daily to keep waterways...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing clammer

Coast Guard suspends search for missing clammer
47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Chief Mark Coady BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a missing man who did not return from a clamming trip near Long Cove, Maine, Thursday evening. Missing is 33-year-old Paul Benner. A family member alerted the Department of Public Safety in Augusta, Maine, to the situation Thursday, resulting in a request for Coast Guard Sector Northern...