Coast Guard ends search for missing Maine lobsterman

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard ended its search at 8:11 p.m., today for Robert Anderson, the operator of a 34-foot lobster boat that was found unmanned with the motor running in Blue Hill Bay near Flye Island, Maine, Monday.

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Flye Island

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard and the Maine Marine Patrol are searching for the operator of a 34-foot lobster boat that was found at anchor with the motor still running and no one on board in Blue Hill Bay near Flye Island, Maine, today.

Coast Guard responds to bomb threat directed at Maine ferry

BOSTON – The Coast Guard responded today to a false report of a bomb onboard the ferry Cat, in Bar Harbor, Maine. At about 8 a.m., a 911 dispatcher notified the Coast Guard that someone had called in the threat. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maine Marine Patrol, Maine State Police, Customs and Border Patrol, and other state and local agencies responded. Ferry...

Maine ferry strikes unmanned skiff, Coast Guard investigates

BOSTON- The Coast Guard responded today to a report of a Southwest Harbor ferry which struck an empty skiff in Southwest Harbor at 1:22 p.m. No passengers were aboard the ferry Island Queen at the time and there were no reports of injuries to the crew. No damage to the ferry or pollution was reported. A 25-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor was on a routine patrol in the area...

Coast Guard responds to boat explosion near Winter Harbor, Maine

BOSTON – Coast Guard crews responded to a report of two people in the water after a boat exploded around 1 a.m., today near Winter Harbor, Maine. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England in Portland, Maine, received a call around 12:45 a.m., from the Hancock County Sheriff Department reporting two people in the water near the 25-foot lobster boat, First Run, when it burst into flames while anchored...

Must Reading: First-person account from recent F/V MIDNIGHT case

An Unofficial Coast Guard Blog has a first person account of the recent F/V Midnight case by SN Stephen Hatch at Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor. If you’ve ever wondered what happens during a SAR case, here’s an account of one. “Be calm, cool, and collective.” It’s something I’ve come to know and understand in the Coast Guard. Those three words that all begin with “C”...

Coast Guard finishes busy two weeks in northern New England

BOSTON – (D1 Public Affairs) Coast Guard units in northern New England performed major search and rescue cases the past few weeks including saving two people from a life raft and responding to a plane crash. A Station Southwest Harbor, Maine, 47-foot motor life boat crew rescued a father and son from a life raft in foggy conditions after the 40-foot lobster boat they were in caught fire and sank...

Coast Guard rescues father and son from life raft

BOSTON (CG Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard rescued a father and son crew of a 40-foot Northeast Harbor lobster vessel after it caught fire and sank around 9 a.m., today about 20 miles south of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor received a phone call from a family friend around 11:22 a.m., reporting that David and Ryan Graves of the fishing vessel Midnight had abandoned...