Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater decommissioned after 19 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater decommissioned after 19 years of service
Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, homeported in Cape May, N.J., is moored to the pier prior to the cutter’s decommissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, April 15, 2021. Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater was the 49th vessel of the Marine Protector Class of Coast Guard Patrol Boats. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released) CAPE MAY, N.J....

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Longport, N.J.

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Longport, N.J.
Members of Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, New Jersey rescued a kayaker from the water April 08, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard curtesy photo provided by Margate City Fire Department) LONGPORT, N.J.— The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker who was in distress off the coast of Longport, New Jersey Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received a call from Egg Harbor Township 911 dispatch...

Coast Guard responding to reports of oil on Delaware beaches

Coast Guard  responding to reports of oil on Delaware beaches
DEWEY BEACH, Del. — The Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to a report of oil on Towers Beach, Wednesday. The oiled debris was first reported Monday evening. Ten contractors from Lewis Environmental were dispatched to clean the oily debris with oversight from Coast Guard and DNREC personnel. Cleanup efforts were completed today. Approximately...

Coast Guard monitors recovery of sunken tugboat Miss Aida

Coast Guard monitors recovery of sunken tugboat Miss Aida
LEWES, Del. — The Coast Guard is overseeing the salvage and recovery of the tugboat Miss Aida, which sank approximately two nautical miles north of Cape Henlopen State Park Monday. At 5:50 p.m. on December 14, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center received a radio transmission from the tugboat Dory, which was towing Miss Aida, who reported a wave broke the windshield...

Coast Guard rescues 2 duck hunters stranded near Little Egg Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard rescues 2 duck hunters stranded near Little Egg Inlet, NJ
An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City lower the basket to retrieve two stranded hunters, December 15, 2020, near Brigantine, New Jersey.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Roberto Ochoa) BRIGANTINE, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued two duck hunters today after they became stranded on an island while hunting near Little Egg Inlet in Brigantine. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing off Cape May

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing off Cape May
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search Friday for a man reported missing after an overturned 32-foot fishing vessel was discovered near Cape May on Thursday. Coast Guard crews searched more than 30 hours and over 700 square miles for the missing man. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center received an alert...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing man near Cape May

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing man near Cape May
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who entered the water when a 32-foot fishing vessel capsized near Cape May, Thursday afternoon. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center received an alert from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon at approximately 2 p.m. Shortly afterward, a good Samaritan reported...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat fire near Barnegat Inlet, N.J.

Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat fire near Barnegat Inlet, N.J.
The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen after their boat caught fire approximately 34 miles east of Barnegat Inlet, N.J., Nov. 5, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen after their boat caught fire approximately 34 miles east of Barnegat Inlet, N.J., Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a mayday call via VHF Channel 16 from one of the...

Coast Guard overseeing cleanup of oil patties on Broadkill Beach, Delaware

Coast Guard overseeing cleanup of oil patties on Broadkill Beach, Delaware
Petty Officer 3rd Class Danielle Nelson, a marine science technician at Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Lewes in Lewes, Del., tracks cleanup efforts of oil patties that washed ashore on Broadkill Beach, Delaware, Oct. 20, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Fegley) BROADKILL BEACH, Del. — The Coast Guard, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control...