The Coast Guard cutter Ridley, a patrol boat home-ported in Montauk, N.Y., enforces security zones in the East River Sept. 20 during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. A permanent security zone has been in place since Sept. 11, 2001 and restricts vessel traffic within 175 yards of Manhattan in the west channel of the East River. Commercial vessels must check in with Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service New York on VHF channel 12 prior to entering the channel.
C.G. partners with Canadians for rescue
Command Center Boston
The Coast Guard, in conjunction with Rescue Coordination Center Halifax (Nova Scotia), rescued three people at 3:21 p.m. Sept. 13 from the fishing vessel Winddancer II, eight miles south of Grand Manan Island.
Coast Guard Sector Northern New England and RCC Halifax received a mayday call on VHF channel 16 from the Canadian fishing vessel that it was taking on water at around 2:30 p.m.
RCC Halifax requested assistance through the First Coast Guard District Command Center in Boston, as well as Coast Guard Sector Northern New England.
Sector Northern New England launched Coast Guard Station Eastport at 2:45 p.m.
A 25-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Eastport, along with a Canadian C-130 aircraft and a Canadian rescue helicopter, arrived and recovered all three people that were on board Winddancer II.
This article originally appeared in the Connecticut and New York Home Waters section of the December 2010 issue.