Coast Guard K-9 unit screens waterfront ahead of Boston Marathon

Coast Guard K-9 unit screens waterfront ahead of Boston Marathon
Petty Officers Craig Oravitz and Richard Barone patrol Boston’s waterfront with Rruthie a specially trained Coast Guard dog, Sunday, April 17, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — A Coast Guard K-9 unit from Maritime Safety and Security Team New York patrolled Boston’s waterfront Sunday morning as an increased security measure leading up to...

Boston Marathon bombing leads to increased Coast Guard presence in ports and waterways

Boston Marathon bombing leads to increased Coast Guard presence in ports and waterways
BOSTON – Coast Guard units throughout the Northeast have increased their presence to ensure safety and security of the ports and waterways, after Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. As a result of the increased patrols, the Coast Guard is able to keep the Ports of Boston, New York and New Jersey open to commercial shipping, passenger ferry transportation and recreational boating. Boston...

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Shaun Lin Laid to Rest

NEW YORK, NY – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Shaun Lin, 23, of Queens, N.Y., was interred at Long Island National Cemetery on Thursday, October 21, 2010, following funeral services at St Adalbert’s Church in Queens, N.Y. Lin, who died during a training exercise October 13 in Virginia, served in the Coast Guard for three years. He joined the Coast Guard in July, 2007, and after boot camp...

Updated information on Petty Officer Shaun Lin

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Shaun Lin, 23, who died during a training exercise after falling into the James River near Newport News Wednesday evening, served the Coast Guard for approximately 3 years. Lin, of Staten Island, N.Y. joined the Coast Guard July 17, 2007 and after boot camp was sent to Coast Guard Station Boston as a Fireman (09/28/07-06/03/09). In 2009 he was...

Coast Guard Identifies Recovered Coast Guardsman

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard has identified the Coast Guardsman who died after falling into the James River near Newport News during a training exercise Wednesday. Deceased is Petty Officer 3rd Class Shaun Lin, 23, of New York. Lin, a Maritime Enforcement Specialist, has served the Coast Guard for approximately 3 years. The victim’s next of kin have been notified and support services are...

Coast Guard Searching for Missing MSST New York member

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Police, and Newport News Fire Department are searching for a Coast Guard member who fell in the water Wednesday evening in the vicinity of the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. At approximately 9:15 p.m., a Coast Guard member of the Maritime Safety and Security Team New York fell off a Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team small boat during...