Coast Guard to conduct tactical coxswain training on Thames River

NEW LONDON, Conn.,–Coast Guard Station New London will be conducting Tactical Coxswain Training on the Thames River in New London, Conn., October 21st and 22nd.

Coast Guard to host open house in New Haven, Conn.

NEW HAVEN, CONN. – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will host an open house event in New Haven, Conn., Sat. June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue boater from vessel fire

NEW YORK – A Good Samaritan rescued a person in the water after their 27-foot boat became engulfed in flames about one mile east of Coast Guard Station Fire Island, N.Y., at 2:10 p.m. today.

Search underway for missing boater near Oyster Bay Harbor, N.Y.

NEW YORK– A multi-agency search is underway for an overdue boater in an eight-foot aluminum dinghy in Oyster Bay Harbor, N.Y., today.

New York Area Coast Guard Urges Cold Weather Preparations

NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sectors New York and Long Island Sound remind mariners to take extra precautions on the water as the air and water temperatures in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey grow colder each day.

Diver’s body recovered off Nantucket

The Cape Cod Times reports that the Coast Guard has recovered a body that is believed to be the diver reported missing yesterday morning. Coast Guard officials said that until the body is identified, they could not be sure that it was the diver they were searching for. The body was placed on the Cutter Hammerhead and transported to the Montauk, NY coroners office. An investigation into the incident...

Coast Guard Rescues Two Near Fire Island

NEW YORK–Two people were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after their vessel became disabled 16 miles south of Fire Island, N.Y., around 7:08 p.m. today. The occupants of the vessel On Trial, homeported in West Islip, N.Y., activated their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) after their vessel’s engines quit working. The crew of the disabled vessel fired flares and was seen...

Man Medevaced from Fishing Vessel South of Fire Island

NEW YORK–A 48-Year old man was medevaced from a 70-foot commercial fishing vessel one mile south of Fire Island at around 3:30 p.m. today. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report at about 3 p.m. from the master of the fishing vessel Laura Lee, home ported in Captree Boat Basin in Babylon, N.Y., that a passenger was experiencing chest pains and numbness in his limbs while the vessel...