Coast Guard apprehends intoxicated man in Portland harbor

BOSTON – A Station South Portland, Maine, 25-foot response boat crew apprehended a man who appeared to be intoxicated after he fell into Portland harbor from a Sea Tow boat docked at a floating pier at about 10:50 p.m. Monday.

Coast Guard brings fishing boat, crew to safety

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard towed a Rye Harbor, N.H., fishing vessel to safety Thursday, after it was disabled 43 miles southeast of Portland, Maine, at 11 a.m. After the battery onboard the Ann Marie died, the crew called the Coast Guard on channel 16 VHF/FM for help.

Coast Guard responds after two boats collide and one sinks

PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard responded Tuesday after two fishing boats collided and one sank, about six miles east of Halfway Rock, Maine.

Coast Guard renews heavy weather warning system

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Coast Guard Sector Northern New England unveiled a modern version of the long-standing storm flag warning system for mariners, Monday.

NOAA crewmember aided by Coast Guard

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine- The Coast Guard helped a crew member who had fallen ill aboard a fishing research vessel, today, about 17 miles south of Portland, Maine.

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Casco Bay Bridge

PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard and Portland Fire Department are responding to an oil spill in the Fore River after a pilot boat operator contacted the Coast Guard at 8:52 p.m., reporting a strong odor of heavy oil in the water.

Barge with 21,000 gallons of fuel onboard allides with Casco Bay Bridge

PORTLAND, Maine- A tug and barge, with more than 21,000 gallons of fuel aboard, struck the Casco Bay Bridge in Maine around 7 a.m., today. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England contacted the Casco Bay Bridge at 7:09 a.m., following a report that the bridge was stuck in the open position and learned that the Energy barge being towed by the tug Ruby M had allided with the bridge. No injuries or pollution...

Portland ferry passengers safely evacuated from Bay Mist

PORTLAND, Maine- Ninety-six passengers were evacuated from a Portland-based ferry that ran aground about half a mile southeast of Basket Island, off the coast of Maine around 10 p.m., Friday. There were no reports of pollution or injuries to the 96 passengers and three crew aboard. The Bay Mist refloated with the incoming tide around 3:15 a.m., and an inspection of the hull showed no signs of a puncture....

Portland ferry runs aground near Casco Bay

PORTLAND, Maine- A Portland-based ferry ran aground about half a mile southeast of Basket Island, off the coast of Maine around 10 p.m., Friday. There are no reports of pollution or injuries to the 99 passengers and crew aboard. Coast Guard Station South Portland received a radio call at 9:58 p.m., reporting the 84-foot Bay Mist had run aground. The station launched a 25-foot and a 47-foot rescue boat...