Coast Guard rescues 2 children, 2 adults from sinking boat in Merrimack River

Coast Guard rescues 2 children, 2 adults from sinking boat in Merrimack River
Petty Officer 1st Class Matt Fedorowic conducts a post search and rescue boarding Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ruben Colon) BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two children and two adults from a flooding boat Wednesday in Merrimack River. A good Samaritan aboard a nearby vessel spotted the distressed boaters and hailed the Coast Guard using a VHF radio. A...

Coast Guard warns mariners of shoaling in Merrimack River

Coast Guard warns mariners of shoaling in Merrimack River
NEWBURYPORT, Massachusetts – The Coast Guard is urging mariners to use extreme caution while transiting the Merrimack River entrance due to significant shifting and shoaling between the #2 red and #3 green buoys. Several recent accidents and near misses on the narrow, heavily congested portion of the Merrimack River have created a major safety concern. To help ensure the public has a safe and...

Coast Guard searching for car in Merrimack River

USCG file photo BOSTON- The Coast Guard is currently searching for a white car that reportedly drove off the Amesbury Bridge into the Merrimack River around 8:15 p.m., Jan. 31, 2011. The Coast Guard launched a 25-foot rescue boat and a 47-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station Merrimack River and a rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. The 47-foot utility boat arrived on scene...