Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to give the keynote address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation in New London in May.
During heavy surf and high winds yesterday, authorities said Brian Bakunas got into the water near a pier in Milford.
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing in Milford.
Gaining strength and threatening 50 million people, Hurricane Sandy chugged north Monday, raking ghost-town cities along the Northeast corridor with rain and wind gusts. Subways and schools were closed, the floor of the New York Stock Exchange was deserted, and thousands fled inland.
A pilot was rescued off Rhode Island’s Block Island after being forced to ditch a small plane that was towing a banner with a marriage proposal, and his 8-year-old son helped rescuers track his location.
A firefighter from New Rochelle, N.Y. is presumed dead after slamming a boat into a breakwater in Stamford Harbor.
Three people in two boats were thrown into Long Island Sound Sunday when their boats capsized off Groton.
A Haitian Refugee rescued by the Coast Guard 18 years ago graduates from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London this week. Orlando Morel will serve on a cutter out of Florida whose mission will include migrant interdiction in the very waters where he himself was rescued.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is planning to address graduating cadets next week at the Coast Guard Academy’s commencement ceremony.
The Coast Guard barque Eagle, whose home port is New London, is due to arrive in New Orleans on schedule Tuesday, for the Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812, despite mechanical problems during its trip.