Coast Guard, N.J. State Police enforce safety zone around entangled whale in Raritan Bay

Coast Guard, N.J. State Police enforce safety zone around entangled whale in Raritan Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll NEW YORK – The Coast Guard received a report from a Good Samaritan of a possible entangled whale near Raritan Bay, New Jersey, Saturday. A boarding team from Coast Guard Station New York aboard a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) boat first arrived on scene to obtain situational...

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and boater education. Boaters found to be impaired can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police are increasing their presence on the water to deter boating under the influence (BUI) prior to and during the Fourth...

Multiple agencies respond to injured boater and man stuck in mud

Multiple agencies respond to injured boater and man stuck in mud
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard medevaced a boater who sustained an injury to his finger while attempting to fix a boat motor near Wildwood, New Jersey, Sunday. Coast Guard Station Cape May, Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and the New Jersey State Police responded to a call that stated one man’s finger was injured while working on a motor, while another passenger became stuck in mud while...

Multi-agency maritime exercises to take place in Delaware Bay

Multi-agency maritime exercises to take place in Delaware Bay
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Jersey and Delaware State Police, and other maritime security stakeholders will conduct multiple exercises in the mouth of the Delaware Bay October 17 – 22, 2016. The exercises will involve specialized teams and tactics using both small vessels and aircraft. No live-firing of weapons will take place during the exercise. The Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Wildwood Crest, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs man near Wildwood Crest, NJ
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a man near Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, Saturday. The New Jersey State Police contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape May at about 1 p.m. reporting a 57-year-old man aboard a 25-foot recreational boat suffered a head injury near Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. Station Cape May launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew to assist. The boat crew arrived on...

Coast Guard urges safety and caution for boaters

Coast Guard urges safety and caution for boaters
PHILADELPHIA – In an effort to prevent tragedies over the course of the summer, the Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police would like to remind boaters, jet skiers, canoeists and kayakers alike of a few rules and guidelines which should help prevent any incident and increase survivability if one takes place. As partners on the water, the NJSP and Coast Guard coordinate to cover more distance...