Bodies of Missing Maine Kayakers Located

Two kayakers who were reported missing near Portland, Maine, on Sunday evening were found unresponsive in their lifejackets about three miles southeast of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, at about 9 a.m., today and were later pronounced dead at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Coast Guard boat capsizes during training

BOSTON – The Coast Guard pulled five of its own members from the water Wednesday after their 25-foot response boat submereged while training about 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. One member suffered an ankle injury and another showed symptoms of hypothermia.

Coast Guard towing disabled fishing boat

BOSTON – A 110-foot Coast Guard cutter is towing a Scituate, Mass., fishing vessel today, after it became disabled approximately 90 miles east of Cape Ann, Mass., Saturday.

Coast Guard monitoring LNG vessel repairs

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is monitoring and assisting a Liquefied Natural Gas tanker that temporarily lost propulsion about 45 miles east of Boston today.

Search Suspended for Missing Maine Lobsterman

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard suspended its search at about 6 p.m., today for a Maine lobsterman last seen about noon Monday in a 21-foot skiff near Zephyr Ledges, Maine. Chris Whittaker, 24, left Matinicus Island, Maine, at about 8:45 Monday morning and was expected to return by 2 p.m. His sister contacted Coast Guard Station Rockland, Maine, at 3:30 p.m., concerned because he had...

Coast Guard searching for missing Maine lobsterman

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is searching for a Maine lobsterman today who went missing while aboard a 21-foot skiff. Chris Whitaker, 24, left Matinicus Island, Maine and was last seen at about noon near Zephyr Ledges.