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 hosts Narragansett Bay Task Force training in Rhode Island

Coast Guard hosts Narragansett Bay Task Force training in Rhode Island
Members from the Narragansett Bay Task Force receive a tour of Station Point Judith’s 29-foot response boat small Thursday, April 19, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Point Judith hosted a National Association of State Boating Law and Administration boat crewman course April 23-27, in Narragansett, Rhode Island, for marine...

Coast Guard seasonal Station Block Island, Rhode Island closes for the winter

Coast Guard seasonal Station Block Island, Rhode Island closes for the winter
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Block Island closed Tuesday for the 2017 summer season. It will re-open prior to the 2018 Memorial Day weekend. The unit closes each year due to reduced boating traffic during the fall and winter. Coast Guard Station Point Judith, its parent command, will assume duty for all...

Coast Guard rescues 2 teenagers off Point Judith, Rhode Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 teenagers off Point Judith, Rhode Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester) BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two 15-year-old boys Saturday after their boat lost power in Harbor of Refuge, Rhode Island. A commercial towing company called the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Point Judith reporting two teenagers had a disabled 21-foot recreational boat, and they were stranded on a...

Coast Guard seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, East Moriches to open for 2017 boating season

Coast Guard seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, East Moriches to open for 2017 boating season
USCG File Photo BOSTON — Seasonal Coast Guard Stations Scituate, Block Island and East Moriches are scheduled to open at the end of May and remain open through Labor Day. The stations’ crews will perform several missions including search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety. The stations are each equipped with 29-foot response boats and crews that are available...

Coast Guard boat crew, surface swimmer rescue windsurfer from rocks near Point Judith, RI

Coast Guard boat crew, surface swimmer rescue windsurfer from rocks near Point Judith, RI
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andres Rios, a surface swimmer from Coast Guard Station Point Judith, in Rhode Island, swims with a windsurfer Wednesday, November 16, 2016 after she became stranded on rocks near  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dannion Hollar) BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a windsurfer Wednesday near the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge. At approximately 3:20 p.m.,...

Coast Guard responds to collision off Block Island, Rhode Island

Coast Guard responds to collision off Block Island, Rhode Island
  The yacht, Lucia, sinks about 10 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel collision Tuesday about 10 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island. The captain of the 40-foot lobster boat, Squeeze Play, used a VHF radio to contact Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders and report...

Coast Guard, partners search for missing boaters near Block Island, RI

Coast Guard, partners search for missing boaters near Block Island, RI
The Coast Guard is searching for this 32-foot aluminum boat, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 near Block Island, Rhode Island.  U.S Coast Guard courtesy photo. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters Monday morning who failed to return from a fishing trip near Block Island, Rhode Island. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England...

Coast Guard Station Block Island closes for season

Coast Guard Station Block Island closes for season
BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Block Island, Rhode Island conducted its annual closure Wednesday and will reopen next Memorial Day weekend for the 2017 summer boating season. The unit closes each year due to reduced boating traffic during the winter. Coast Guard Station Point Judith, its parent command, will assume duty for all responses in the area. Station Point Judith is located about 12 miles...