Coast Guard responds to adrift barges in Salem River near Rt. 49 bridge

Coast Guard responds to adrift barges in Salem River near Rt. 49 bridge
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard responded to two empty barges adrift Sunday in the Salem River, near the Rt. 49 bridge. Local police contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, in Philadelphia, at about 10 a.m. and reported the tugboat, Eric R. Thorton, which was pulling two empty barges, ran aground about one mile down-river from the Rt. 49 bridge. After the tugboat ran aground,...

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...