Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution after barge capsizes near Nahant

Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution after barge capsizes near Nahant
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is warning mariners to use caution and avoid the North and South Boston Main Channels after a barge carrying construction equipment capsized and possibly sank Sunday night approximately two miles southeast of Nahant. The captain of tug boat Big Jake notified the Coast Guard at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday that two of five barges they were towing had broken free and were...

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...

Seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, Fishers Island open for 2018 boating season

Seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, Fishers Island open for 2018 boating season
Seasonal Station Scituate file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard Stations Scituate, Block Island, and Fishers Island opened Friday and will remain open through Labor Day. The stations’ crews will conduct search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety missions. Each station is equipped with 29-foot response boats and crews able to respond 24 hours a day. Chief Warrant Officer...

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...

Hope in the harbor – a kayaker’s fight for rescue

Hope in the harbor - a kayaker's fight for rescue
Gary Pierce, a Kayaker from Winthrop, Massachusetts, pauses for a photo after being interviewed about being rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Winthrop Massachusetts.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi) By Petty Officer Andrew Barresi Pierce desperately dug his paddles into the choppy water. Stroke after stroke, he fought the October wind as the waves battered...

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing kayaker off Revere

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing kayaker off Revere
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard, state, and local agency search crews found the body of missing kayaker Craig Dustin, Sr. near Beachmont area of Revere, Wednesday. At about 9:45 a.m., the search crews found Dustin’s kayak washed ashore near Winthrop Parkway in Revere with his wallet inside. Dustin was last seen at about 11 a.m., Tuesday, when he departed...

Coast Guard, state, locals continue search for kayaker in Saugus, Mass.

Coast Guard, state, locals continue search for kayaker in Saugus, Mass.
BOSTON — The Coast Guard, Massachusetts State Police, and multiple local agencies are continuing to search the shore and water Wednesday morning for a man who failed to return from a kayaking trip in the Saugus River on Tuesday. Craig Dustin Sr., 72, from Saugus, was last seen at about 11 a.m. Tuesday when he departed from a boat ramp near Fox Hill Yacht Club in Saugus. When Dustin failed to return...

Coast Guard, state and locals search for overdue kayaker in Saugus, Mass.

Coast Guard, state and locals search for overdue kayaker in Saugus, Mass.
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll BOSTON – The Coast Guard, Massachusetts State Police, and multiple local agencies are searching Tuesday night for a man who failed to return from a kayaking trip in the Saugus River. Craig Dustin Sr., 72, from Saugus, was last seen at about 11 a.m. Tuesday when he departed from a boat ramp near Fox Hill...