Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for Port of Delaware Bay and New Jersey

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for Port of Delaware Bay and New Jersey
PHILADELPHIA–The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, set modified Port Condition WHISKEY for the New Jersey and Delaware area due to the potential for severe weather from Tropical Storm Fay in the next 24 hours. The Captain of the Port has determined the Delaware shore, Delaware Bay, and New Jersey shore areas will likely experience heavy rains, gale-force winds, increased seas and surf. Members of...

Coast Guard rescues woman stranded on aground jet ski in Rancocas Creek, NJ

Coast Guard rescues woman stranded on aground jet ski in Rancocas Creek, NJ
Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard rescued a woman that was stranded on an aground jet ski near Rancocas Creek, New Jersey, Sunday night. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center were notified by Burlington County dispatch at 9:50 p.m. of a woman in need of assistance after running a jet ski aground....

Coast Guard medevacs man near Brigantine, New Jersey

Coast Guard medevacs man near Brigantine, New Jersey
A Coast Guard Station Atlantic City boat crew transferrs a 74-year-old man who was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms while boating in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway to local emergency medical services personnel, June 30, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Robert Paulino) BRIGANTINE, N.J. — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 74-year-old man who was experiencing...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues 4 near Cape May

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues 4 near Cape May
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four people after their skiff began taking on water near the north rock jetty in Cape May, Tuesday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received a call reporting the vessel in distress and dispatched boat crews to assist with efforts to dewater...

Distress calls, rescues pick up over holiday weekend in Mid-Atlantic

Distress calls, rescues pick up over holiday weekend in Mid-Atlantic
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Father’s Day weekend, and as the summer boating season ramps up, Coast Guard units and command center personnel responded to a high number of emergencies from New Jersey to North Carolina. Coast Guard crewmembers assisted in three medical evacuations, responded to six disabled vessels, five vessels taking on water, two vessels aground,...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Delanco, New Jersey

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Delanco, New Jersey
Coast Guard Station Philadelphia 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo. DELANCO, N.J. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies are searching for a missing 22-year-old male swimmer in the vicinity of Delanco on the Delaware River, Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received a relayed report from the City of Burlington Police Department Dispatch notifying them of the...

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Scott Anderson delivers departure and retirement remarks during Coast Guard Sector Delaware’s change of command ceremony in Philadelphia, June 19, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Natasha Robertson) PHILADELPHIA — Coast Guard Capt. Jonathan Theel relieved Capt. Scott Anderson as commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay during a change of command ceremony at Sector...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Delaware City

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Delaware City
This map image displays the search patterns conducted by the Coast Guard during a search for a boater that went missing May 15, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo DELAWARE CITY, Del. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday night for a boater that went missing Friday evening four miles south of Delaware City. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center had received a report...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Delaware City

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Delaware City
DELAWARE CITY, Del. — The Coast Guard is searching for a boater that went missing late Friday evening four miles south of Delaware City. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received a report that a boater contacted emergency services when his friend went missing after their boat capsized in waters around Augustine Beach. A Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65...