Coast Guard crews search for possible missing mariner near Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – U.S. Coast Guard crews are actively searching for a possible missing mariner near White Island in Portsmouth Harbor.

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 ends unsafe fishing trip

PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard sent a fishing crew from Beals, Maine, back to port, Tuesday, because their lobster boat was missing important life-saving equipment while fishing about 17 miles southeast of Jonesport, Maine.

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.

Coast Guard responds to boat explosion near Winter Harbor, Maine

BOSTON – Coast Guard crews responded to a report of two people in the water after a boat exploded around 1 a.m., today near Winter Harbor, Maine. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England in Portland, Maine, received a call around 12:45 a.m., from the Hancock County Sheriff Department reporting two people in the water near the 25-foot lobster boat, First Run, when it burst into flames while anchored...

Coast Guard rescues father and son from life raft

BOSTON (CG Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard rescued a father and son crew of a 40-foot Northeast Harbor lobster vessel after it caught fire and sank around 9 a.m., today about 20 miles south of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor received a phone call from a family friend around 11:22 a.m., reporting that David and Ryan Graves of the fishing vessel Midnight had abandoned...