Coast Guard rescues 4 from water after boat capsizes near Eastport, Maine

Coast Guard rescues 4 from water after boat capsizes near Eastport, Maine
A Coast Guard 45-foot rescue boat crew from Station Eastport transfers four survivors to Emergency Medical Services personnel, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in Eastport, Maine. (U.S Coast Guard photo) BOSTON – The Coast Guard rescued four people Tuesday after a 14-foot skiff capsized in Deep Cove near Eastport, Maine, sending five people into the 39 degree water. A good Samaritan called 911 at about...

Good Samaritan, Coast Guard rescue 2 fishermen near Pembroke, Maine

Good Samaritan, Coast Guard rescue 2 fishermen near Pembroke, Maine
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki BOSTON — The crew of the fishing boat Alex Shea rescued two fishermen Tuesday afternoon after the fishing boat Born Again began sinking on Cobscook Bay near Pembroke, Maine. At around 11:54 a.m. the captain of Alex Shea issued a distress call after witnessing the Born Again sinking. A 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 66-year-old man Sunday after his kayak overturned near Baileys Mistake, Maine. The man radioed Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders on VHF ch. 16 at about 4:20 p.m. stating he was uncertain of his location and was unable to get back into his 17-foot kayak. A 29-foot response boat small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Eastport...

Coast Guard Station Eastport medevacs fisherman near Eastport, Maine

Coast Guard Station Eastport medevacs fisherman near Eastport, Maine
BOSTON — A Coast Guard 45-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Eastport medevaced a man from the 35-foot fishing vessel Latta II Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s command center received a call via VHF-16 radio at 4:20 p.m. from the captain of the Latta II reporting one of his crewmembers had sustained injuries to his left hand while operating a winch. A 45-foot...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Maine man

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Maine man
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a 23-year-old man who entered the water in Half Moon Cove, near Quoddy Maine, shortly after noon on Sunday. The search for the man, Majik Francis of Pleasant Point, included Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Eastport, a HC-144 fixed wing aircraft, and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing person in Half Moon Cove, Maine

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing person in Half Moon Cove, Maine
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a missing person in the water in Half Moon Cove, Maine Sunday afternoon. Shortly after noon, Coast Guard Station Eastport watchstanders received a phone call of a canoe with three people aboard capsized in Half Moon Cove.  Two of the individuals swam to shore and made the call to the Coast Guard Station. The third person, a 23-year-old...

Coast Guard responds to pier collapse in Eastport, Maine

Coast Guard responds to pier collapse in Eastport, Maine
BOSTON – The Coast Guard is responding to a collapsed pier that caused one injury and property damage in Eastport, Maine, Thursday. At about 2:20 a.m., the Washington County dispatch notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, that the end of the Eastport breakwall had fallen into the water. The caretaker aboard the Ada C. Lore suffered a leg injury and the 77-foot schooner...

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police sign agreement to fight cross-border crime

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police sign agreement to fight cross-border crime
BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander of the U.S. 1st Coast Guard District, and Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “J” Division, met at U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, to formally sign the Eastern Region International Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations, also known as Shiprider, standard operating...

Coast Guard partners with Canadian Royal Mounted Police to conduct cross-border law enforcement

Coast Guard partners with Canadian Royal Mounted Police to conduct cross-border law enforcement
BOSTON — Members from Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Maritime Unit in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, conducted a joint law enforcement patrol along the St. Croix River on Aug. 26 and 27. The patrol is part of the newly approved Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operation, which strengthens maritime security in shared U.S. and Canadian waterways...