Coast Guard fines Woods Hole, MA and Block Island, RI ferry jumpers

Coast Guard fines Woods Hole, MA and Block Island, RI ferry jumpers
BOSTON — Investigators from Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England issued two notices of violation last month with proposed penalties of $2,500 each to two individuals for intentionally jumping over ferry railings in June and July. The act of intentionally jumping into the water from a passenger vessel is considered interfering with the safe operation of the vessel, a violation of 46 United...

Coast Guard honors Chatham Auxiliarist for 20,000 hours of volunteer service

Coast Guard honors Chatham Auxiliarist for 20,000 hours of volunteer service
Senior Chief Petty Officer Carlos Hessler (left), officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Chatham, displays a sign that will reserve a special parking space at the facility for long-serving Auxiliarist Larry Foss, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) The United States Coast Guard has honored a long-serving member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Chatham Flotilla for contributing more...

Coast Guard, FDNY respond to disabled tanker after fire at sea

Coast Guard, FDNY respond to disabled tanker after fire at sea
The disabled Hong Kong-flagged tanker Feng Huang AO sits at anchor off the coast of New York City, Oct. 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak) NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard and Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Special Operations Command firefighters and Rescue Paramedics conducted a joint safety examination of a disabled 479-foot asphalt tanker Monday...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing swimmer off Truro, Mass.

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing swimmer off Truro, Mass.
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a 26-year old man Saturday off the coast of Truro. The missing man was last seen swimming near the shore at Ballston Beach. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified of a person in the water at 2:30 p.m. A response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Provincetown and a rescue air crew from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard, local partners respond to disabled cruise ship in Buzzards Bay

Coast Guard, local partners respond to disabled cruise ship in Buzzards Bay
The cruise ship Star Pride in Buzzards Bay, Mass Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, from Air Station Cape Cod’s HC-144 Ocean Sentry. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard crews and the Buzzards Bay Task Force launched Friday after the cruise ship, Star Pride, became disabled about two miles off the coast of Cuttyhunk. The captain of the Star Pride called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern...

Coast Guard receives recognition from Rhode Island Lt. Gov. in honor of Coast Guard Auxiliary Day

Coast Guard receives recognition from Rhode Island Lt. Gov. in honor of Coast Guard Auxiliary Day
Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Dan McKee stands with members of the U.S. Coast Guard at the State Capitol building in Providence. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Zachary Hupp) PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Dan McKee presented plaques to the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Deputy Commander Tuesday, at the State Capitol building in recognition of Coast Guard Auxiliary Day. Earlier...

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England holds change-of-command ceremony
Coast Guard Capt. Christian Glander assumes command of Sector Southeastern New England from Capt. Richard Schultz during a formal ceremony, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Station Cape Cod Canal in Sandwich, Massachusetts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Margie Joseph) BOSTON – Capt. Christian Glander assumed command of Coast Guard  Sector Southeastern New England from Capt. Richard Schultz,...

Coast Guard rescues 80-year-old in Rhode Island

Coast Guard rescues 80-year-old in Rhode Island
Coast Guard Station Castle Hill 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued an 80-year-old man Monday after he set sail from Cuttyhunk to New Bedford and didn’t check-in as expected. Peter Horan’s caretaker called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 11:45 a.m. reporting that Horan was missing in his 34-foot cabin cruiser,...

Coast Guard Academy cadets help save Right Whales

Coast Guard Academy cadets help save Right Whales
U.S. Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadets Ainsley Fruhwirth and Zoe Bolling show off their capstone project that works to give mariners a current location of right whales in their area using technology, Feb. 13, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin. New London, CT – Right whales are dying. Only around 430 right whales remain. Scientists predict that right whales...