First District

Coast Guard: Recreational Boating Deaths On The Rise
BOSTON (AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard says there was a spike last year in recreational boating deaths in New England.
The Coast Guard says its 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report finds the number of deaths rose in the region from 34 in 2015 to 55 in 2016, an increase of 62 percent...
Coast Guard Assists Disabled New Bedford Fishing Boat
The Coast Guard comes to the aid of a disabled fishing boat.  Here's the release from the Coast Guard First District Office:
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel towed an 84-foot commercial fishing vessel Friday with seven people aboard after the vessel became disabled 100 miles…