Fire Island Inlet shoaling impacts Coast Guards ability to respond

Fire Island Inlet shoaling impacts Coast Guards ability to respond
NEW YORK – Fire Island Inlet historically experiences areas of shoaling, throughout the year. Sand routinely shifts dramatically during and after storms, and as a result can cause the inlet to be a challenge to navigate. As a result of the current shoaling, Master Chief Petty Officer Chad Wendt, Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Station Fire Island, has had to temporarily suspend the unit’s offshore...