Coast Guard responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor
Coast Guard Station Point Allerton crew members respond during the grounding of the ferry Lightening in Boston Harbor, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Point Allerton). BOSTON — Coast Guard, state, and local rescue crews responded to an aground ferry Friday off Long Island in Boston Harbor. At approximately 7:45 a.m., J.P. Vega, operations manager for Boston Harbor Cruises,...

Coast Guard medevacs crew member from tanker off coast of Boston

Coast Guard medevacs crew member from tanker off coast of Boston
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Boston medevaced a 31-year-old male crew member from the tanker Hafnia Phoenix Friday afternoon after he fell ill 26 miles east of Boston. The captain of the ship notified Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders at approximately 11:15 a.m. of the man’s condition, and it was determined...

Coast Guard, local agencies recover missing diver off Nahant, Mass.

Coast Guard, local agencies recover missing diver off Nahant, Mass.
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard crews along with local agencies recovered a diver that was reported overdue Saturday morning approximately one mile south of Nahant. Coast Guard watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Boston command center received notification from the captain of the charter boat Keepah at 10 a.m. that the diver, a 37-year-old...

Coast Guard, local agencies recover body of man-overboard off Hull

Coast Guard, local agencies recover body of man-overboard off Hull
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard and local partners recovered the body of a missing man Sunday near Peddocks Island after falling from the Provincetown II ferry. Divers from Massachusetts State Police pulled the 21-year-old male from the water at approximately 1 a.m. Emergency dispatchers contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston at...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to collision in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to collision in Boston Harbor
A Coast Guard Station Boston 45-foot response boat crew stands by at Long Wharf in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 after responding to a collision between a water taxi and sailboat in Boston Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with state and local agencies responded to a collision between a water taxi and a sailboat on a mooring ball Thursday afternoon...

Coast Guard honors 2 young heroes at Sector Boston

Coast Guard honors 2 young heroes at Sector Boston
Herman Tsakhaev, 9, and Bodie Thompson, 11, pose for a photo at Coast Guard Sector Boston Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Dunn) BOSTON — Coast Guard members from Sector Boston and Station Boston honored two young boys Tuesday who rescued a man in distress at Walden Pond on June 10, 2018. Cmdr. Brad Kelly, deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston,...

Passenger vessel experiences mechanical failure in Boston Harbor

Passenger vessel experiences mechanical failure in Boston Harbor
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — The Passenger Vessel Odyssey experienced mechanical failure off Rowe’s Wharf in Boston Harbor striking six sailboats in the mooring field just after 11:00 a.m. Thursday. The incident occurred while the Odyssey was getting underway for a harbor cruise with 328 passengers onboard. The Coast Guard launched a crew from Coast...

Coast Guard conducts maritime law enforcement exercise in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard conducts maritime law enforcement exercise in Boston Harbor
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard Sector Boston and port partners conducted a maritime law enforcement drill Wednesday in Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. The exercise improved how maritime law enforcement officers would respond to an active-shooter aboard a vessel. The drill was conducted to ensure the public’s safety...

Coast Guard Station Boston medevacs man from cruise ship 12 miles outside Boston Harbor

Coast Guard Station Boston medevacs man from cruise ship 12 miles outside Boston Harbor
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 77-year-old man from the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn Thursday approximately 12 miles outside Boston Harbor. A crewmember aboard the cruise ship called the Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center and reported they were about 60 miles southeast of Nantucket with a passenger suffering from signs of cardiac distress. A...