Coast Guard helps man after boat fire

BOSTON – The Coast Guard helped rescue a 50-year old man after his boat caught fire near Pumpkin Island, Maine, around 9 a.m., today. Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor received a radio call from the fishing vessel Foxy Lady reporting that the 35-foot lobster boat Perry’s Pride III had caught on fire. A 25-foot and 47-foot boat crew from Station Boothbay Harbor responded to the call. When...

Coast Guard finishes busy two weeks in northern New England

BOSTON – (D1 Public Affairs) Coast Guard units in northern New England performed major search and rescue cases the past few weeks including saving two people from a life raft and responding to a plane crash. A Station Southwest Harbor, Maine, 47-foot motor life boat crew rescued a father and son from a life raft in foggy conditions after the 40-foot lobster boat they were in caught fire and sank...

Passenger vessel runs aground in Maine

BOSTON- Charter vessel Argo ran aground near Boothbay Harbor, Maine, today around 12 p.m., with 3 crewmembers and 136 passengers aboard. No injuries or pollution were reported. Around 12:07 p.m., Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor received a radio call from the 65-foot vessel reporting they had run aground near Spruce Point. The Coast Guard launched a 25-foot and 47-foot boat crew from Boothbay Harbor. ...