Coast Guard releases results of investigation into fishing vessel Patriot response efforts

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area here released Thursday the final action memo detailing the results of an administrative investigation into the Coast Guard’s response efforts during a January search and rescue case off the coast of Gloucester, Mass.

Coast Guard responds to sinking boat northwest of Provincetown

The Coast Guard responded to a boat taking on water six miles northwest of Provincetown, Mass., Saturday at 8:25 a.m. The three-person crew of the Five for Fighting notified Coast Guard Sector Boston on channel 16 VHF/FM that they were taking on water and needed help.

Coast Guard, ICE and CBP complete Boston security mission

BOSTON – The Coast Guard, partnered with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol, completed a port security operation in the offshore waters near Boston Tuesday and Thursday.

Coast Guard, state and local authorities host port security operation

BOSTON- The Coast Guard hosted a multi-agency strike force operation, Thursday, focused on inspecting container shipments in the Port of Boston. The operation gave crews from various agencies the chance to work together and better understand each other’s port security protocols and capabilities.

Sector Boston holds change of command ceremony

BOSTON – Coast Guard Sector Boston held a change of command ceremony at its base in the North End Friday to welcome its new commanding officer. Capt. John N. Healey assumed responsibility as commanding officer of Sector Boston from Capt. Gail Kulisch, in a time-honored ceremony that formally transfers authority and accountability from one individual to another.

Coast Guard searching for missing diver

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – The Coast Guard is looking for a 50-year-old diver about one half mile south of Gloucester after he failed to surface when scheduled today. The crew aboard the Boston-based sport dive boat he was diving from notified Coast Guard Station Gloucester at about 4 p.m., that the man had been diving in about 90 feet of water off Eastern Point and was more than two hours overdue.

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 fixes Straitsmouth Light sound signal

BOSTON – The Coast Guard repaired the Straitsmouth Light sound signal, off the coast of Cape Anne, Mass., at about noon today.

Coast Guard crew medevacs injured fisherman

BOSTON – A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a fisherman from a 75-foot stern trawler about two miles south of the Gloucester, Mass., harbor break wall around 2:50 a.m., today.