Coast Guard responding to train derailment on Schuylkill Arsenal Bridge in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding Monday to a train derailment over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Local police notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at approximately 1 a.m. and reported a train derailed on the Schuylkill Arsenal Bridge. The rail cars are reported to be carrying crude oil. A 25-foot Response Boat — Small crew from Coast...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for man in Delaware River

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and local responders are searching for a 23-year-old man after the man jumped into the Delaware River near the Golden Point Marina at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The man’s girlfriend reported the incident to the Delaware County Police Department, who alerted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay that the man jumped into the river, went under a dock and did...

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters near Salem, NJ

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters near Salem, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard assisted three boaters whose 27-foot pleasure craft ran aground near Salem earlyy Friday morning. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia safely transported the three boaters ashore in Salem where they planned to get a hotel for the night. After a one-hour transit, the Station Philadelphia boatcrew located the boat aground south of Salem in Cherry Tree...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from Delaware River near Commodore Barry Bridge

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from Delaware River near Commodore Barry Bridge
PHILIDELPHIA ― The Coast Guard rescued two people from a personal watercraft that was sinking in the Delaware River near the Commodore Barry Bridge Monday. A tugboat operator alerted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at about 6 p.m., via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16, that a male and female were in the water and hanging onto the partially submerged watercraft. A nearby 25-foot...

Coast Guard Yard hosts Fifth Annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run

Coast Guard Yard hosts Fifth Annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run
by Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Tasha Tully BALTIMORE – The Fifth Annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run was held at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore Saturday, April 27. More than 80 people participated in the five-kilometer event in honor of Coast Guardsman Nathan Bruckenthal. Bruckenthal was killed in Iraq in 2004. Each year the event is coordinated by the Coast Guard Yard’s Morale,...

Coast Guard to host informational briefing for Station Small Salem’s operating hours change

Coast Guard to host informational briefing for Station Small Salem's operating hours change
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host an informational briefing regarding the change in operating hours to Coast Guard Station Small Salem, N.J., at the Old Salem Court House, 104 Market St., at 6 p.m. Thursday. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at CoastGuardSalem@uscg.mil. The Coast Guard is shifting the operation of the seasonal boat station between May and...

Coast Guard, local police search for man in Delaware River near Philadelphia

Coast Guard, local police search for man in Delaware River near Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA ─ The Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old man in the Delaware River here Monday. Missing is Jose Ortiz who was last seen wearing a white tank top and jean shorts. At approximately 10:40 p.m. Sunday, a member of Philadelphia Fire Dispatch notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, in Philadelphia, reporting Ortiz was missing. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard rescues man from Delaware River near Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard rescued a 23-year-old male from the Delaware River near Timber Creek here Friday. Rescued was Casey Shubert, 23. A crewmember aboard the tugboat Candice contacted Coast Guard watchstanders via VHF-FM radio at approximately 2:30 p.m. and reported that a person aboard a personal watercraft was trying to ride the tug’s wake, fell in the water, was injured and unconscious....

Coast Guard suspends search for unconfirmed person in Delaware River near Paulsboro, NJ

PAULSBORO, N.J. — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 9 p.m. Monday for an unconfirmed person in the Delaware River here. Gloucester County Police Department contacted watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia at approximately 5 p.m. reporting two conflicting stories from two separate good Samaritans. The first report was of an 18-year-old male who fell into the water...