Coast Guard urges mariners to stay safe after busy start on the water this weekend

Coast Guard Station ShinnecockNEW YORK – After a busy weekend on New York and New Jersey waters, the Coast Guard urges mariners to practice safe boating during the busy summer season.

The following cases indicate the importance of preparedness and serve as an example of how challenging the maritime environment can be to mariners of all levels.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station New York safely towed a disabled 24-foot vessel today, at approximately 6:30 A.M. Two mariners were aboard and had anchored their boat near Alpine, New Jersey. There were no reports of injuries, damage to the vessel or pollution.

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook responded to a 21-foot pleasure craft beset by fog near Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, Sunday, May 10, 2015, with 2 people aboard. The vessel was safely anchored with lights displayed when Station Sandy Hook arrived and took the vessel in tow. The mariners and their vessel were safely escorted to Atlantic Highlands Marina. There were no injuries, damage to the vessel or pollution reported.

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook responded to a 23-foot, white pleasure craft named The Hunter Lynne, Saturday, May 9, 2015, near Raritan West Reach, New York. The vessel was disabled due to a dead battery and had 2 adults and 2 children aboard. There were no injuries or medical concerns.

Coast Guard Station Shinnecock located a 6-foot dinghy with 1 person aboard near East Moriches, New York, Friday, May 8, 2015. Mariner reported he went out on the water but got caught in the fog and needed assistance. He had no radio, cell phone or anchor aboard his vessel. Station Shinnecock boat crew safely escorted mariner to Windswept Marina. No injuries or medical concerns were reported and mariner was wearing life jacket.

For more information about boating safety, go to the Boating Safety Resource Center at (

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