Coast Guard searches for possible missing kayaker near New Port, R.I.

Coast Guard searches for possible missing kayaker near New Port, R.I.
Operation Paddle Smart “If Found” Sticker BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for what may be a person in the water due south of Newport, R.I., Sunday. At about about 8:50 a.m., a local fishing vessel notified authorities of a unmanned adrift 8-foot red kayak and nearby paddle in the vicinity of Gooseberry Island, R.I. A Newport Fire Department crewmember notified Coast Guard watchstanders...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire in Narragansett Bay

Coast Guard responds to boat fire in Narragansett Bay
Boat on fire in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. BOSTON — The Coast Guard was alerted to a boat fire Thursday off the coast of Hog Island, Rhode Island. At approximately 3 p.m., a good Samaritan called Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders to report a boat engulfed in flames near the shore of Hog Island. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill immediately launched...

Coast Guard searches after adrift kayak found in Rhode Island

Coast Guard searches after adrift kayak found in Rhode Island
BOSTON — The Coast Guard searched for a possible person in the water Thursday after being alerted to an unmanned and adrift kayak off the coast of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. At about 9 a.m., a good Samaritan used a VHF radio to contact watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England and report a yellow kayak with a black seat in the water with no person aboard. There was no...

Coast Guard responds to plane crash in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Coast Guard responds to plane crash in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
BOSTON – The Coast Guard was called Monday to a plane crash in the west passage of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Only the pilot, who was reportedly not injured, was aboard the aircraft during the crash. After the single-engine propeller plane plunged into the bay, a nearby good Samaritan aboard a recreational boat rushed to recover the pilot from the water. The Rhode Island State Police notified...

Coast Guard responds to false alarm sent by expired beacon in Rhode Island

Coast Guard responds to false alarm sent by expired beacon in Rhode Island
This photo illustration represents how important it is to carry an emergency position indicating radio beacon on board your boat.(Photo and photo illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin) BOSTON – The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched Mt. Hope Bay in Rhode Island Sunday, after receiving a distress signal from an improperly disposed of Electronic Position-Indicating Radio Beacon. At...

Coast Guard partners with Canadian Forces, National Guard to train for maritime emergency

Coast Guard partners with Canadian Forces, National Guard to train for maritime emergency
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flies above a Coast Guard 45-foot response boat off the Rhode Island coast during Operation Orange Flag, Thursday, May 12, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard hosted a search and rescue exercise with the Royal Canadian Forces and New York Air National Guard in Rhode Island Sound May 9-13 to train...

Coast Guard to kick-off boating season in Southeastern New England with numerous safety events

Coast Guard to kick-off boating season in Southeastern New England with numerous safety events
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host multiple safe boating events in Southeastern New England as part of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 21-27. Free vessel safety checks offered throughout the week by the Coast Guard Auxiliary ensure boats fully comply with all Federal and State boating safety laws and can help owners identify discrepancies with their safety gear. Citations...

Coast Guard escorts disabled RI fishing vessel ahead of winter storm

Coast Guard escorts disabled RI fishing vessel ahead of winter storm
BOSTON — With a major winter storm approaching,crews from Coast Guard Station Menemsha, Massachusetts and Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Rhode Island, aided a distressed fishing crew about 10 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island Saturday. At approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, received a call via VHF...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from burning sailboat near Sakonnet Point, R.I.

Coast Guard rescues 2 from burning sailboat near Sakonnet Point, R.I.
Black smoke bellows from the sailing vessel Northern Phoenix, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Leary) BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a burning sailboat Monday afternoon about a mile south of Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island. At approximately 4 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders received a distress call...