Massachusetts Coast Guard units to hold Open Houses

Massachusetts Coast Guard units to hold Open Houses
BOSTON — The public is invited to attend free open houses hosted at Coast Guard stations in Massachusetts to kick off National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, and the summer boating season. Coast Guard Station Gloucester The station is scheduled to host tours, a search and rescue demonstration, a K-9 demonstration, and events from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and other partners on May 18, Saturday...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen near Block Island, RI

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen near Block Island, RI
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard crews suspended their search for two missing fishermen near Block Island, Rhode Island Wednesday at approximately 5:13 p.m. The two fishermen have been missing since their boat Mistress capsized and sank Tuesday morning. The fishing boat Captain Bligh initially responded to the scene and rescued one fisherman from a lifeboat. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan search for 2 missing fishermen near Block Island, RI

Coast Guard, good Samaritan search for 2 missing fishermen near Block Island, RI
Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with a good Samaritan are searching for two missing fishermen after the fishing boat Mistress capsized Tuesday morning off Block Island, Rhode Island. At approximately 1:30 a.m. the captain of the Mistress issued a mayday call stating the boat was taking on water near the Block Island Wind Farm. The fishing boat Captain Bligh was...

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 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 suspends search for possible mariner in distress near Buzzards Bay, Mass.

Coast Guard suspends search for possible mariner in distress near Buzzards Bay, Mass.
Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photoby Petty Officer Pete Milnes BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday afternoon for a possible mariner in distress in Buzzards Bay after the searches yielded no findings or correlating information. The Coast Guard launched the search Wednesday night after hearing three faint mayday calls over the radio. Watchstanders responded to the call but...

Coast Guard searching for possible mariner in distress near Buzzards Bay, Mass.

Coast Guard searching for possible mariner in distress near Buzzards Bay, Mass.
Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photoby Petty Officer Pete Milnes BOSTON — The Coast Guard and the Buzzards Bay Task Force are searching for a possible mariner in distress after Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders heard a mayday call over the radio Wednesday night . At around 8:31 p.m a mumbled male voice issued the mayday call. Watchstanders responded to the call but were...

Coast Guard rescues entangled sea turtle off Cuttyhunk Island

Coast Guard rescues entangled sea turtle off Cuttyhunk Island
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued an entangled sea turtle Sunday after it got tangled in a lobster pot off Cuttyhunk Island. A fisherman contacted Coast Guard Station Menemsha around 12:30 p.m., reporting the distressed turtle. A 29-Foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Menemsha launched with a member from the Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 off Cape Cod coast

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 off Cape Cod coast
The 32-foot recreational boat Finale is on fire 18 miles south of Nomans Land, Massachusetts Sunday, July 17, 2017. T(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Belladue) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued five people 18 miles south of Nomans Land Sunday after their boat caught on fire. A good Samaritan radioed to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New...