Coast Guard releases results of investigation into fishing vessel Patriot response efforts

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area here released Thursday the final action memo detailing the results of an administrative investigation into the Coast Guard’s response efforts during a January search and rescue case off the coast of Gloucester, Mass.

Coast Guard brings fishing boat, crew to safety

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard towed a Rye Harbor, N.H., fishing vessel to safety Thursday, after it was disabled 43 miles southeast of Portland, Maine, at 11 a.m. After the battery onboard the Ann Marie died, the crew called the Coast Guard on channel 16 VHF/FM for help.

Fishing voyage ended early due to safety violation

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a Deer Isle, Maine-based fishing vessel about four miles southeast of Marshall Island, Maine, Wednesday, when a boarding team discovered a safety violation onboard.

Maine fishermen abandon boat, rescued from life raft

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol rescued two fishermen today after their boat began taking on water and sinking about seven miles east of Biddeford Pool, Maine.

Disabled boat gets a jump-start from the Coast Guard

BOSTON- Coast Guard crews assisted a 25-foot pleasure craft today after the boat’s battery died about 35 miles east of Chatham, Mass. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report from Coast Guard Station Brant Point stating the Taberah’s battery had died and the crew needed help to make it back to port. While the sector was gathering additional information from the operator, they...

Boston Based cutter helps two disabled vessels off Nantucket

BOSTON- The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Flyingfish is working to assist two New Bedford-based fishing vessels that are disabled about 30 miles east of Nantucket. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England got a radio call from the operator of the Stars of the Sea around 11 p.m., Wednesday, reporting the boat had sustained a steering casualty, but the crew was trying to make repairs. About two hours...

Mother and 3 children aboard sail boat escorted to safety

PORTLAND, Maine- A mother and three children aboard a Portsmouth, N.H.-based sailing vessel were escorted to safety today after reporting to the Coast Guard that their boat was taking on water about 12 miles southwest of Cape Small, Maine. The operator aboard sailing vessel Leona Pearl contacted Coast Guard Sector Northern New England by radio and said she had an accident with the vessel a few days...