Coast Guard assists disabled ferry in New York Harbor

Coast Guard assists disabled ferry in New York Harbor
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish helps set up a tow with The Manhattan, a ferry with 100 people aboard that became disabled in New York Harbor on Nov. 22, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled ferry in the New York Harbor and East River, Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 3:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast...

Whales spotted in NY Harbor, Coast Guard reminds boaters to slow down and stay alert

Whales spotted in NY Harbor, Coast Guard reminds boaters to slow down and stay alert
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is urging mariners in New York Harbor to exercise caution by slowing down to a safe speed and keeping a sharp lookout due to the continued presence of one or more humpback whales in the area. One or more humpbacks are believed to be in the harbor with one in particular frequenting the waters of the Hudson River near Liberty Island and traveling as far north as the George...

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook assists vessel taking on water

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook assists vessel taking on water
NEW YORK – A 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook tows a vessel to Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, on November 8, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Station Sandy Hook) NEW YORK — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook rescued three people in distress near Sea Bright, New Jersey, Tuesday. At approximately 3:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received...

Coast Guard searches for possible missing people after unmanned boat found

Coast Guard searches for possible missing people after unmanned boat found
KEYPORT HARBOR, N.J. – Coast Guard crewmembers are searching for two possible missing people near Keyport Harbor, New Jersey, after an unmanned 14-foot boat was discovered Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report from Monmouth County Police Department at approximately 8 a.m., Monday, of an unmanned 14-foot boat found taking on water near the shoreline in Keyport...

Coast Guard, partner agencies take part in simulated ctive shooter exercise on Ellis Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies take part in simulated ctive shooter exercise on Ellis Island
NEW YORK – Mr. Frank Fiumano, a member from Coast Guard Sector New York Port Security Division, talks to federal, state and local agency members during a simulated active shooter table-top exercise on Ellis Island, New York, October 19, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sabrina Clarke) NEW YORK – The United States Coast Guard, along with other federal, state and local agencies,...

Coast Guard urges New York & New Jersey mariners, beachgoers to prepare for severe weather

Coast Guard urges New York & New Jersey mariners, beachgoers to prepare for severe weather
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is advising mariners and swimmers along the New York and New Jersey coasts to use caution this week. Tropical Depression Eight and Tropical Storm Hermine are forecasted to impact beaches and waterways from North Carolina to New York as they transit the Mid-Atlantic region during the next several days. “With the potential for tropical depressions and rip currents...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry collision with kayakers

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry collision with kayakers
NEW YORK — Coast Guard and partner agency crews responded to a collision between a New York Waterways ferry and 11 kayakers on the Hudson River Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 5:50 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a call from the master aboard the ferry Jersey City, reporting a collision between the ferry and 11 kayakers near Pier 79 in Manhattan. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guardsman becomes U.S. Citizen aboard Cutter Eagle

Coast Guardsman becomes U.S. Citizen aboard Cutter Eagle
NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Thomas Morkan, deputy commander Sector New York, stands with Seaman John De Guzman and his Naturalization Certificate after a citizenship ceremony aboard Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, Aug. 5, 2016, in New York City.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK — Seaman John De Guzman, a Coast Guardsman from the Philippines took the...

Coast Guard crews respond to Tappan Zee Bridge Crane Collapse

Coast Guard crews respond to Tappan Zee Bridge Crane Collapse
NEW YORK — Coast Guard crews are enforcing a safety zone on the Hudson River around the Tappan Zee Bridge after a crane collapsed Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Coast Guard Sector New York received a report of a partial crane collapse across the western end of the Tappan Zee Bridge, which has closed the roadway to traffic for an undetermined period of time. A crane...