Good Samaritan rescues crew forced to abandon fishing vessel off Maine coast

BOSTON – The four-man crew of a commercial fishing vessel was rescued by a Good Samaritan today after pumps failed to keep their boat afloat off the coast of Maine.

Search underway for missing Maine man

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The U.S. Coast Guard, the Canadian Coast Guard, Maine Marine Patrol and Washington Country sheriffs are searching for a man who went missing Tuesday night while digging for periwinkles at low tide in the Lubec Narrows near Eastport, Maine.

Coast Guard boat crew recognized for quick response

PORTLAND, Maine (D1 Public Affairs) – Four Coast Guardsmen were presented with awards Tuesday at Coast Guard Station Eastport for their actions when the 80-foot Eastport-based vessel Sylvina W. Beal ran hard aground south of Indian Island near New Brunswick, Canada, June 23, 2008. Capt. James B. McPherson, the commander of Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, presented rescue boat coxswain...

Maine schooner re-floated after running aground

BOSTON (D1 Public Affairs) – A Coast Guard boat crew helped to re-float the Sylvina W. Beal around 11 p.m., Monday night near Indian Island, New Brunswick, Canada. The Eastport-based sailing vessel had run hard aground with 41 passengers and three crewmembers aboard around 6:30 p.m., Monday. No injuries or pollution were reported. A 41-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Station Eastport responded...

Maine schooner runs aground

BOSTON (D1 Public Affairs) – A Coast Guard boat crew assisted 41 passengers aboard a schooner after the vessel ran aground south of Indian Island around 6:30 p.m., tonight. Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine received a radio call reporting the 82-foot vessel Sylvina W. Beal hard aground and in need of assistance. No injuries or pollution were reported. The vessel is not taking on water. A 41-foot...