Coast Guard asks for help with distress call

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine- The Coast Guard is looking to the community today for help in an on-going search and rescue case off the coast of Rockland, Maine.

Coast Guard escorts fishing crew, research team to safety

ROCKLAND, Maine – A Coast Guard rescue crew here escorted a fishing vessel to shore today after the crew reported their 120-foot boat was taking on water about five miles south of Matinicus Island, Maine.

Coast Guard service doesn’t stop on water

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard is known for its service to mariners in distress and its commitment to the safety and security of the ports, but during 2008 in northern New England, local Coast Guard men and women made positive impacts off duty as well.

Search Suspended for Missing Maine Lobsterman

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard suspended its search at about 6 p.m., today for a Maine lobsterman last seen about noon Monday in a 21-foot skiff near Zephyr Ledges, Maine. Chris Whittaker, 24, left Matinicus Island, Maine, at about 8:45 Monday morning and was expected to return by 2 p.m. His sister contacted Coast Guard Station Rockland, Maine, at 3:30 p.m., concerned because he had...

Coast Guard searching for missing Maine lobsterman

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is searching for a Maine lobsterman today who went missing while aboard a 21-foot skiff. Chris Whitaker, 24, left Matinicus Island, Maine and was last seen at about noon near Zephyr Ledges.

Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle Tows Disabled Boat To Safety

BOSTON – A Gloucester, Mass.,-based Coast Guard cutter crew towed a disabled fishing boat to Rockland, Maine today. The Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle was dispatched Monday to assist the seven fishermen aboard the 90-foot Huntress, which lost engine power 100 miles east of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The 110-foot Grand Isle and its crew arrived at 7 p.m. Monday, hooked a towline to the Huntress, and...

Coast Guard assists four people, dog aboard grounded sailboat

BOSTON – The Coast Guard assisted four people and a dog when their 50-foot sailboat ran aground in Long Cove near Rockland, Maine, about 10 a.m., today. A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Rockland, Maine, went aboard the Portland, Maine, based sailboat Iwalani to confirm that there were no injuries or damage to the vessel. They left the area afterward, but station personnel contacted the crew...

Coast Guard responds to plane crash south of Owl’s Head, Maine

BOSTON- The Coast Guard and several local agencies responded to a plane crash today with one person aboard south of Owl’s Head, Maine. Around 10:50 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a phone call from Knox County Dispatch reporting a downed Piper aircraft near Crescent Beach. The Coast Guard responded with 25-foot and 47-foot boat crews from Station Rockland. A Hercules fixed-wing...