Coast Guard assists disabled New York vessel

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard responded to a disabled recreational vessel in the Ambrose Channel, N.Y., Thursday.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center in Staten Island, N.Y., received a report that a 40-foot recreational vessel with four people aboard was disabled and adrift in the main shipping channel.

A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook arrived on scene and towed the disabled vessel to the Gateway Marina in Brooklyn, N.Y., where it was safely moored.

Each year, Coast Guard crews in the Northeast conduct 2,500 search and rescue cases and save 350 lives. With more than 2,000 miles of shoreline to guard, First Coast Guard District crews remind boaters to wear their lifejackets and be prepared with all required safety gear. For more information, visit www.uscgboating.org.

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