Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after 90-day patrol in Northeast waters

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after 90-day patrol in Northeast waters
Coast Guard Cutter Spencer file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to homeport Wednesday following a 90-day patrol off the Northeast coast. During the patrol, Spencer’s crew conducted more than 90 boardings to look for safety violations and compliance with fishery regulations. This ensured the safety of the fishing community in cases of emergencies and ensured New England fisheries...

Coast Guard responds to sewage release from Coast Guard Station South Portland

Coast Guard responds to sewage release from Coast Guard Station South Portland
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is working with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection after a release of an estimated 1,500 gallons of untreated sewage from Coast Guard Station South Portland, Maine, into the Fore River. A local contractor damaged the sewage pipe during a base construction project. The Maine DEP was notified of the incident and responded to evaluate the situation. The source...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search for Richard Pratt, a missing 80-year-old sailor, Friday at 1:48 p.m. pending any further developments. At around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard watchstanders were notified of an unmanned sailboat belonging to Pratt, which had run aground near Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The 33-foot sailboat had sails up, but...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack File Photo BOSTON – Coast Guard crews are searching for an 80-year-old man possibly in the water after locating his 33-foot sailboat Tarrier aground Thursday near Cape Elizabeth, Maine. At around 6:15 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders were notified of the unmanned sailboat, which was found by a local fire department. It was reported that the sailboat’s sails were up and...

Coast Guard, locals respond to report of oil spill in Fore River, Maine

Coast Guard, locals respond to report of oil spill in Fore River, Maine
BOSTON – The Coast Guard, Maine Department of Environmental Protection and local fire departments are responding to an oil spill in the Fore River in Maine. According to initial reports, the cause of the spill was a car accident involving an overturned tank truck carrying diesel fuel near Exit 4 on Interstate I-295. Pollution responders from Coast Guard Station South Portland and Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing swimmer near Biddeford Pool, Maine

Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing swimmer near Biddeford Pool, Maine
BOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its search Tuesday evening for a swimmer that was reported to have gone missing near Biddeford Pool, Maine. The Coast Guard was notified at approximately 3:45 p.m. of the possible missing swimmer and began searching along with local agencies. The search was suspended pending further development at around 8:45 p.m. after crews saturated the search area for approximately...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing swimmer near Biddeford Pool, Maine

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing swimmer near Biddeford Pool, Maine
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a missing swimmer Tuesday near Biddeford Pool, Maine after he was reported to have entered the water from the shore and not re-emerge. The Coast Guard was notified at approximately 3:45 p.m. by a bystander who witnessed a man in a red bathing suit enter the water and swim for about 15 minutes before going missing. Coast Guard small...

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing boat to Portland, Maine

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing boat to Portland, Maine
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna sets up a tow with crewmembers from the fishing boat Miss Emily, Thursday, May 26, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) BOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna towed the 55-foot fishing boat Miss Emily, with four people aboard, after it became disabled Thursday about five miles off Kennebunkport, Maine. The Marcus Hanna, a 175-foot buoy tender...

Coast Guard rescues disabled Canadian lobster boat

Coast Guard rescues disabled Canadian lobster boat
BOSTON — A Coast Guard crew towed a 52-foot Canadian flagged lobster boat with two people aboard to port Monday after it became disabled two miles southwest of Halfway Rock, Maine. At approximately 11:15 a.m. the captain of the Megan and Michael III contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s command center reporting his vessel had lost all power and was adrift. The Megan...