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...

Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna commander permanently relieved of command

Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna commander permanently relieved of command
Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley BOSTON — Chief Warrant Officer J. L. Horne was permanently relieved as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna, homeported in South Portland, Maine, Wednesday. Rear Adm. Andrew Tiongson, First Coast Guard District commander, effected the relief due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. A...

Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Cutter Hawser file photo by PAC Bob Laura SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Coast Guard cutters Hawser and Line are scheduled to patrol Lake Champlain this weekend to assist with the recreational boating safety and law enforcement missions. The 65-foot harbor tugs will augment efforts of Coast Guard Station and Aids to Navigation Team Burlington, a two-boat station responsible for 490-square miles,...

Northeast Coast Guard searches on 31 unmanned, adrift paddlecraft over July 4 weekend

Northeast Coast Guard searches on 31 unmanned, adrift paddlecraft over July 4 weekend
Label your paddlecraft with contact information. You don’t need a sticker, just a permanent marker and some clear tape to protect the ink. Check to make sure it’s readable every time you go out. BOSTON — First Coast Guard District response crews, from Maine to the Jersey shore, responded to 31 separate reports of unmanned and adrift paddlecraft during July 4 weekend. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard continues to break ice on Penobscot River to start on the Kennebec River

Coast Guard continues to break ice on Penobscot River to start on the Kennebec River
Coast Guard Cutter Bridle file photo by Chief Petty Officer Marc Moore) BOSTON – The Coast Guard urges the public to remove all ice fishing shacks as soon as safely possible from the Kennebec River as the Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations Thursday. Crews of four Coast Guard ice-breakers are scheduled to begin the operation known as “Spring Breakout” to reduce the risk of...

Coast Guard cuts ribbon on new command center in Maine

Coast Guard cuts ribbon on new command center in Maine
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine cuts a ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the opening of a new $2.3M Coast Guard command center at Sector Northern New England, located in Portland, Maine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Zachary Hupp) BOSTON — Coast Guard Sector Northern New England officially opened a new 24-hour command center Wednesday in South Portland, Maine. Sen. Susan Collins, Atlantic...

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen 60 miles off Maine coast

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen 60 miles off Maine coast
The Air Station Cape Cod rescue aircrews and the rescued four fishermen from the fishing boat Aaron & Melissa II pose for a group photograph at Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick, Maine, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Kate Dacimo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen Wednesday after abandoning their boat off the coast of Rockland, Maine. The captain...

German shipping company fined $3.2 million for hiding deliberate oil pollution

German shipping company fined $3.2 million for hiding deliberate oil pollution
Portland, Maine – A German shipping company, MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH (MST), pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday in Portland, Maine, for obstruction of justice and for maintaining false official records to conceal deliberate pollution from one of its ships, the M/V Marguerita, announced Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey B. Clark for the Justice Department’s...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing lobsterman off Jonesport, Maine

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing lobsterman off Jonesport, Maine
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water Tuesday near Doyle Island, Maine. A good Samaritan reported to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England that he saw a person falling into the water from...