Coast Guard rescues eight off Liberty Island

New York –The Coast Guard rescued eight boaters off Liberty Island N.J., after their 36-foot pleasure craft ran aground late this afternoon.

Coast Guard responding to Staten Island Ferry allision

NEW YORK-The Coast Guard is responding to a Staten Island ferry allison at the Saint George’s Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, N.Y., at 7:10 p.m. tonight. Currently, 17 injuries have been reported after the ferry Sen. John J. Marchi allided with the pier.

Coast Guard establishes safety zone around beached whale at Rockaway Beach

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard has established a safety zone around a 20-foot whale reportedly attempting to beach itself at Rockaway Beach in the Rockaways, N.Y., around 8 p.m.

Video – Coxswain describes plane crash rescue efforts

New York – BM2 Von Rankin, boat coxswain Station New York, describes what he saw and did during the rescue operation after the US Airways plane crash in the Hudson River January 15.

Video – CBS Interviews 2 Coast Guardsman on plane crash rescue

The Coast Guard gave CBS News a close look at the fuselage of the frozen plane tethered in the Hudson River. Bianca Solozano reports and talks to two of the Guardians who helped rescue the last passengers.

Video – Coast Guard boat coxswain talks about plane crash response

New York–BM2 Von Rankin, boat coxswain Station New York, gives his accounts regarding the plane crash in the Hudson River January 15. U.S. Coast Guard video by PA3 Annie Berlin

New search and rescue boat debuts at Coast Guard Station New York

NEW YORK — Coast Guard Station New York will be launching their newest law enforcement and search and rescue vessel on Friday. The 45-foot Response Boat – Medium (RB-M) was delivered to Coast Guard Station New York on Dec. 11, 2008 and is the third initiative in the Response Boats 2010 strategic vision and transition plan. “If you look at the 41-foot and 45-foot vessels side by side, you can...

Coast Guard Sets Security Zones for Great White Fleet

NEW YORK – A 500-yard security zone will be established around vessels participating the the week-long salute to the Navy Great White Fleet from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14, 2008. The security zone around the Dutch submarine Walrus will will be enforced from Ambrose Channel to Pier 74 North in Brooklyn, N.Y. from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2008. The security zone around the Nassau will...

Search Suspended for Missing Swimmer at Coney Island

NEW YORK-The search was suspended for a 10-year-old female swimmer at Coney Island, N.Y., pending further developments around 3:12 p.m. today. “The Coast Guard along with the New York City Police and Fire Departments and local partners conducted an aggressive shoreline search and have not found the missing swimmer,” said Cmdr. Gregory Hitchen, Coast Guard Sector New York chief of operations. Witnesses...