Coast Guard aircrew flies aid to Ocean City jetty

5th Coast Guard District NewsOCEAN CITY, Md. — A Coast Guard aircrew placed an aid to navigation on the Ocean City jetty Friday, as a replacement for the aid that was knocked down from Hurricane Irene, which destroyed more than 500 aids to navigation in the mid-Atlantic region in late August.

Crews from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague, Va., Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads, Va., and Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., built the 20-foot tower and shipped it to the Ocean City Municipal Airport, where it was flown to the jetty via an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and aircrew from Air Station Elizabeth City.

“We placed this tower here today to replace the one washed over by Hurricane Irene,” said Chief Petty Officer Aric Deuel, the officer in charge of ANT Chincoteague, Va. “The light is here to properly mark the entrance of the Ocean City inlet jetty.”

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