Fisherman dies after suffering head injury

BOSTON – A fisherman died today after suffering a head injury aboard a 40-foot fishing vessel operating approximately 10 miles northeast of Granite Point, Mass.

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard Plymouth charter boat

BOSTON (D1 Public Affairs) – Five Coast Guard boats responded when a charter whale-watching vessel carrying 36 people reported an engine fire while they were six miles off Gurnet Lighthouse in Plymouth, Mass., about 8:30 a.m., today. The 77-foot Capt. John & Son is no longer on fire and the smoke had dissipated. There are no reports of injuries, and the boat does not appear to be taking on...

Coast Guard helping flooding sailboat

BOSTON (D1 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard is helping two people whose sailboat began taking on water and sinking about 15 miles west of Provincetown, Mass., today. A 25-foot response boat and crew from Coast Guard Station Scituate, Mass., arrived on scene with the 35-foot sailboat, Luau, to assist. A crewman from the response boat put a dewatering pump on the Luau and pumped the water off. A...