Coast Guard searching for New Jersey fishing boat after receiving emergency beacon alert

CGC Vigorous File PhotoBOSTON – The Coast Guard is searching for a New Jersey-based fishing vessel and its crew off the coast of Rockport, Mass., after receiving an alert from the boat’s emergency beacon Monday, November 08, 2010. The Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center in Portsmouth, Va., received an alert from a 406 MHz emergency position indicating radio beacon on board the 140-foot fishing...

Fishing vessel Diligence being towed by good Samaritan

BOSTON- The Coast Guard was notified that the fishing vessel Diligence, that was disabled earlier today, was put in tow by a good Samaritan vessel.

Coast Guard responds to disabled vessel 40 miles off the coast

BOSTON- The Coast Guard is responding to a disabled vessel 40 miles southeast of Nantucket. The crew of seven aboard the fishing vessel Diligence notified the Coast Guard at 3 a.m., that their engine was disabled.

Cutter Grand Isle visits Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Train with the Canadian Coast Guard

During a recent visit to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle trained with the Canadian Coast Guard and Air Force to practice a joint-agency response to simulated search and rescue scenarios.

State police divers locate body believed to be missing diver

BOSTON – After a 96-hour multi-agency search covering 524 square nautical miles, Massachusetts State Police divers located a body today which they believe is the diver who went missing about a half mile south of Gloucester, Mass., Monday afternoon.

Coast Guard responds to burning fishing boat

BOSTON- Coast Guard crews responded to a fishing boat that caught fire around 4:30 p.m., today, about two miles south of Rockport, Mass. No injuries were reported for the captain of the Catch-a-Tuna, the only person aboard the boat. At 4:32 p.m., the Rockport Harbormaster called Coast Guard Station Gloucester and reported that the 42-foot fishing boat was engulfed in flames near Milk Island, but that...

Coast Guard towing fishing vessel to safety

BOSTON – A Coast Guard cutter is towing a Boston-based fishing vessel with three crewmembers on board to safety after it became disabled approximately 135 miles east of Gloucester, Mass., today. The First Coast Guard District Command Center in Boston received a call from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Halifax, Canada, reporting the 54-foot Bethany Jean had lost engine power. The Gloucester-based...

Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle Tows Disabled Boat To Safety

BOSTON – A Gloucester, Mass.,-based Coast Guard cutter crew towed a disabled fishing boat to Rockland, Maine today. The Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle was dispatched Monday to assist the seven fishermen aboard the 90-foot Huntress, which lost engine power 100 miles east of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The 110-foot Grand Isle and its crew arrived at 7 p.m. Monday, hooked a towline to the Huntress, and...