Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Portsmouth firefighters were asked to investigate after the U.S. Coast Guard received complaints.
Portsmouth firefighters investigation complaints of "explosions" around Naragansett Bay just after midnight Tuesday. According to Capt. Michael O'Brien, spokesman for the Portsmouth Fire Department, three crew members on the boat Portsmouth Marine 2 took part in a search of Narragansett Bay at the request of the US Coast Guard. The Coast Guard received multiple reports of “explosions and flashes” on the bay. Marine 2, along with several other communities, were dispatched just after midnight. After a two-hour search, the marine units were unable to locate the source of the explosions. Did you see any explosions along Narragansett Bay Tuesday morning? Tell us in the comment section below.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Patch rode along with the United States Coast Guard Wednesday morning as they lay new buoys in the Sakonnet River for the temporary channel.
Members of the United States Coast Guard patrolled the Sakonnet River near the Route 24 bridge on Wednesday, creating the new temporary passage on the western, Portsmouth side. Also taking place this week, Cardi Corporation moved its barges and cranes into the center channel to begin construction of the center span of the new bridge, slated to be completed next spring. The main river channel will be closed for one month, which began this past Tuesday, Sept 6. Chief Petty Officer Gregg Marsili drove one of the Coast Guard patrol boats, along with Chief Petty Officer Mark Chartier and Petty Officer Nicholas Rago. They placed a buoy, number 15B, at a crucial section underneath the Portsmouth side of the bridge, where vessels entering have to …
Sunday, July 24, 2011
A female reported missing was found early Sunday morning.
Following a four-hour land and water search conducted by the Bristol Police Department, Bristol Fire Department, Bristol Harbor Patrol and US Coast Guard, a reported missing female has been found. According to police, officers were notified in the late evening hours of Saturday, July 23, that a female who was attending a function at Blithewold had gone missing. Police, fire, harbor patrol and Coast Guard officials responded and conducted a land and water search for her in Bristol Harbor. Police say that about four hours later, she was found on Roger Williams University property and was transported to the hospital.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its investigation of an overturned boat found Saturday morning near the Mount Hope Bridge.
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its investigation into the discovery of a small boat overturned under the Mount Hope Bridge on Saturday morning. U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders received a public call reporting an overturned 12-foot aluminum boat at approximately 5:30 a.m. on July 2. A Coast Guard 45-foot rescue boat crew from Station Castle Hill and a Bristol Fire Department boat crew investigated and found the overturned boat with items, including oars and sandals, inside. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew also searched the area. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the U.S. Coast Guard said the search has been suspended and there have been no reports of missing boaters in the area. Anyone who may have information regarding the boat…