Coast Guard Frees Turtle South of Vineyard
Sara Brown

A crew from Coast Guard Station Menemsha Sunday came to the rescue of a leatherback sea turtle entangled in a lobster pot south of Cuttyhunk.

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Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman
Steve Myrick
Crew from station Menemsha rescued the derby fisherman who fell into the channel during a ferocious northeast storm.
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Coast Guard Responds to Burning Boat Off Noman's

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued five people 18 miles south of Noman’s Sunday after their boat caught on fire.

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Coast Guard Aids Vessel in Distress Off Squibnocket
Julia Wells

The Coast Guard came to the aid of a 30-foot recreational vessel that was taking on water Thursday afternoon off Squibnocket.

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Fishermen Safety Course Is Hands On Survival Training
Heather Hamacek
On Thursday morning, about 35 fishermen took part in a Safety and Survival Training program, a two-day free course that walked commercial fishermen through live saving skills, including plunging into the frigid ocean in thick neoprene survival suits.
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At Coast Guard Station Menemsha, Always Ready
Alex Elvin
Every morning, members of Coast Guard Station Menemsha head down to the West Dock, past the old fishing shacks on Basin Road, to begin their day’s work. The station’s 23 members hail from all over the country.
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After 35-Year Hiatus, Volunteer Coast Guard Flotilla Is Back
Alex Elvin

Coast Guard members from around the region gathered in Menemsha Thursday morning to inaugurate the Island’s first volunteer flotilla in 35 years. Timothy Carroll is the commander of the 18-member volunteer flotilla 11-9.

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Leatherback Turtle Rescued South of Vineyard
Sara Brown

A team from Coast Guard Station Menemsha helped free a leatherback turtle entangled in fishing gear south of the Vineyard early Friday morning.

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One Dragger Sinks, Another Damaged In Mishap Off Dogfish Bar
Steve Myrick

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation into the sinking of a the fishing boat Robert C. Monday afternoon off Dogfish Bar at the western end of the Vineyard, remains open and active, according to a Coast Guard spokesman The owner of the sunken vessel reportedly has decided not to salvage the 33-foot wooden boat, which went down in 40 to 50 feet of water after colliding with another fishing boat.

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Hello, Coco: Station Menemsha Welcomes New Recruit
Remy Tumin

Seaman apprentice Coco, a three-month-old chocolate Labrador mix, is the newest member of the Menemsha Coast Guard station. With a new puppy in residence, it's all hands on deck for training.

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