Coast Guard releases new information in New Jersey probable hoax case

Coast Guard releases new information in New Jersey probable hoax case
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard continues to investigate a probable hoax distress call that was received June 11, 2012, alleging a yacht explosion off Sandy Hook, N.J. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service New York received the distress call at approximately 4:20 p.m., reportedly from the master of the yacht Blind Date, stating the vessel suffered an explosion with 21 people aboard. A massive, multi-agency...

Coast Guard Offers $3,000 Reward in New Jersey Hoax Distress Call Case

Coast Guard Offers $3,000 Reward in New Jersey Hoax Distress Call Case
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for making a false distress call to the Coast Guard Monday, reporting a vessel explosion and sinking east of Sandy Hook, N.J. Anyone with information regarding false distress calls is encouraged to anonymously contact the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service at...