Coast Guard investigates death of mariner in Hurricane Sound, Maine

Coast Guard investigates death of mariner in Hurricane Sound, Maine
VINALHAVEN, MAINE- The Coast Guard is investigating the death of a mariner discovered in the water alongside his unmanned fishing boat in Hurricane Sound. At 1:43pm, Coast Guard Station Rockland received a report from a Good Samaritan aboard a lobster boat who had discovered the incident. Coast Guard Station Rockland immediately launched a Response Boat Small. Maine Marine Patrol diverted two vessels...

Coast Guard medically evacuates sailor from vessel north of Vinalhaven, Maine

Coast Guard medically evacuates sailor from vessel north of Vinalhaven, Maine
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuated a 79-year-old man from the sailing vessel Elusive who was suffering from possible fractured ribs at 12:41 a.m. Friday, approximately a half-mile north of Vinalhaven, Maine. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a call via VHF radio at 11:24 p.m. and launched a Coast Guard Station Rockland 25-foot response-boat small. The...

Coast Guard medevacs man near North Haven, Maine

Coast Guard medevacs man near North Haven, Maine
BOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man from the sailing vessel Intuito near Compass Island Ledge, in North Haven, Maine at approximately 4:45 p.m., Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, in South Portland, Maine, received a report at at approximately 3 p.m. Monday, from the operator of the sailing vessel C&C of a man in medical distress aboard the sailing...

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft near Matinicus Island, Maine

BOSTON – The Coast Guard responded to reports of a downed private aircraft in the vicinity of Matinicus Island, Maine, Sunday evening. Coast Guard Station Rockland received a call from Penobscot Air Control relaying information that a small aircraft carrying four people had crashed into the water shortly after takeoff from Matinicus Island. Reports indicate the plane went down approximately 150...

Kayakers found safe during Coast Guard search

USCG file photo by Petty Officer NyxoLyno CangemSOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Four kayakers are safe and on their way to Isle Au Haut, Maine, after prompting a Coast Guard search off the southern tip of Vinalhaven Island, Maine, May 12, 2011. At 1:38 p.m., a kayaker used his cell phone to call Coast Guard Station Rockland, reporting he and another kayaker became separated from two other kayakers in rough...

Coast Guard crews conduct search after receiving distress call

USCG HH-60 file photoBELFAST, Maine — U.S. Coast Guard crews are conducting a search after receiving a distress call east of Belfast, Maine, March 30, 2011. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a call which stated “Mayday” at approximately 4:40 p.m. Watchstanders tried to make contact with no results. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Rockland, an HH-60 Jayhawk...

Good samaritan rescues crew of sinking commercial fishing vessel

USCG file photoOWL’S HEAD, Maine – U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews and a good samaritan aided a commercial fishing vessel crew after they abandoned their sinking boat east of Owl’s Head State Park, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received report that the fishing vessel Miss Jill was sinking at 8:40 p.m. and three mariners were abandoning their vessel...

Sector Northern New England to assist 11th Civil Support Team Exercise in Rockland

ROCKLAND, Maine – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England will assist the Army’s 11th Civil Support Team with their annual field exercise on October 6, 2010, in Rockland, Maine. The 11th CST is based out of Waterville, Maine and trains to provide assistance to state, local, and federal authorities in the event of a chemical, biological, or radiological incident. This year’s exercise will...

Coast Guard searching for possible distressed swimmer, seeks public assistance

ROCKLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard is asking the public for any information that may help in their search for a possible swimmer in distress in Rockland Harbor, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010.