Coast Guard locates two overdue sailing vessels near Barnegat Light, NJ

Coast Guard locates two overdue sailing vessels near Barnegat Light, NJ
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies assisted with the rescue of two overdue sailing vessels near Loveladies Channel Tuesday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call from a family member of the overdue mariners stating they had not yet arrived as scheduled. Sector Delaware Bay launched a crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light on a 24-foot...

Coast Guard locates people in the water near Great Egg Harbor Inlet

Coast Guard locates people in the water near Great Egg Harbor Inlet
Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart OCEAN CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies located two mariners in the water after their vessel was discovered aground in the vicinity of Great Egg Harbor Inlet, N.J., Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received notification from Ocean City Police Department...

Coast Guard frees sea turtle entangled in fishing trap line near Cape May

Coast Guard frees sea turtle entangled in fishing trap line near Cape May
Petty Officer 3rd Class Mason Sanders and Petty Officer 2nd Class Carliene Lyon work to free a sea turtle tangled in a fishing trap line while Fireman Jason Breckner assists, August 13, 2020, near Cape May, New Jersey.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Grimaud Kouwenaar) CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued a sea turtle entangled in a fishing trap line 11 miles southeast of Cape May, Thursday...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from stranded jet ski near Brigantine, New Jersey

Coast Guard rescues 2 from stranded jet ski near Brigantine, New Jersey
The Coast Guard rescued two people who were stranded on a jet ski that ran aground in near Brigantine, New Jersey, Aug. 3, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BRIGANTINE, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued two people who were stranded on a jet ski that ran aground in near Brigantine, New Jersey, Monday evening. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center were notified at approximately...

Coast Guard rescues two after fishing vessel sinks near Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Coast Guard rescues two after fishing vessel sinks near Barnegat Light, New Jersey
Coast Guard aircrews stand with two crewmembers of a vessel that sank 37 miles off Barnegat Light, New Jersey, Jul. 27, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued two men 33 miles east of Barnegat Light early Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified at 5:30 a.m. via Channel 16 that a 68-foot fishing vessel had begun taking...

Coast Guard urges people to exercise caution during hurricane season

Coast Guard urges people to exercise caution during hurricane season
PORTSMOUTH, V.A. — The Coast Guard urges beachgoers and swimmers to follow local beach advisories and safe swimming precautions, following a weekend where Coast Guard rescue teams responded to six cases related to swimming in New Jersey. As storms move along the Atlantic coast over the course of hurricane season, surf and currents can increase in strength, creating dangerous conditions for beachgoers...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Ocean City

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Ocean City
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley OCEAN CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard has suspended their search for the missing swimmer who was last seen in the vicinity of the Ocean City bridge, Sunday. After searching more than 82 square miles for over 21 hours, officials were unable to locate the missing man. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command...

Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer in Ocean City, New Jersey

Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer in Ocean City, New Jersey
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton OCEAN CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for a missing man who was swimming in the vicinity of the Ocean City bridge, Sunday evening. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received a call from Ocean City Police Department at approximately 7:00 p.m. A Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Ventnor Beach, NJ

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Ventnor Beach, NJ
USCG FIle Photo VENTNOR CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard ended their search for the missing swimmer Jalan Alston in the vicinity of Ventnor Beach on Saturday. The search began when a woman called 911 yesterday evening, reporting that she and another friend made it to shore after an 18-year-old male member of their party assisted them by swimming and pushing them towards land after they encountered trouble...