A Busy Day for the Coast Guard in New Jersey

News from the Pentagon Channel.

Coast Guard Searching for Missing Boater Near Key Largo

MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching for a boater that has not returned from his fishing trip Sunday near Key Largo, Fla. Rafael Hernandez, 48, departed alone from Sexton Cove in Key Largo in a 16-foot boat Sunday. Hernandez was reported missing Wednesday morning after not reporting to work for three days. Coast Guard crews from Station Islamorada, Fla., and a Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft are...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard continues to search for a missing fisherman after the boat he was on capsized about five miles off the coast of Atlantic City. Deceased are Danny Pavic of Galloway, N.J., and Mark Stroud 45. Missing is Jerry Berwick of Philadelphia. All three men were aboard the 25-foot pleasure boat Knucklehead. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540",...

Crewmans Body Recovered After Falling From Barge

ST. LOUIS – The body of a crewman from the towing vessel Jeff Boat was recovered today after falling from a barge while transisting through Lock and Dam number 14 near Leclaire, Iowa on the Upper Mississippi River. The Coast Guard received the report of the incident at approximately 4:30 a.m., from the master of the vessel. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River coordinated emergency first...

Coast Guard and San Mateo County Sheriff Rescue Two People Off Pigeon Point

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The Coast Guard and San Mateo County Sheriff rescued two people off Pigeon Point after their boat hit the rocks early this morning. The distress call was received around 1:15 am and Coast Guard Sector San Francisco responded immediately by sending out a helicopter from Air Station San Francisco and a small boat from CG Station Golden Gate. The CG requested assistance...

Update on the Cosco Busan Clean Up

SAN FRANCISCO – The most recent information about the clean up is as follows: Total personnel employed: 864 Total gallons discharged: Approximately 58,000 Total birds captured: 1,060 Total birds cleaned: 782 Total birds released: 231 Total birds died in facility: 562 Total birds dead on arrival: 1,693 Remaining feet of boom laid out: 3,500 Additional “hot shot” teams will...

2 dead, 1 missing after boat capsizes off coast of Atlantic City, N.J.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two boaters are deceased and one remains missing as Coast Guard crews continue searching today after the boat they were on capsized about five miles off the coast of Atlantic City. Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Coast Guard received a call from a friend of the fishermen at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday who reported the three men had not returned...

Reversal Sought For Smith Conviction

A story in today’s TheDay reports that attorneys for former Cadet Webster Smith have filed an appeal seeking a reversal of his court martial. The court martial was the first in the history of the Coast Guard Academy. Full story at TheDay.com. By Jennifer Grogan Lawyers for former Coast Guard cadet Webster Smith will ask an appeals court to reverse his conviction for sexual misconduct on the...

Update: Coast Guard reopens Intracoastal Waterway

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard has reopened the Intracoastal Waterway near the Galveston, Texas, Causeway Bridge after removing the submerged object that caused the ICW to be closed Monday. Traylor Brother’s Construction Company removed pieces of old bridge fenders, including large pieces of wood and concrete, from the area where the tug and barge Bullcalf struck a submerged object Monday. A...