Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry collision with kayakers

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry collision with kayakers
NEW YORK — Coast Guard and partner agency crews responded to a collision between a New York Waterways ferry and 11 kayakers on the Hudson River Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 5:50 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a call from the master aboard the ferry Jersey City, reporting a collision between the ferry and 11 kayakers near Pier 79 in Manhattan. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man, woman near Coney Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man, woman near Coney Island
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard suspended its search for two people in the water that went missing Thursday in the vicinity of Coney Island Creek after the bodies of a man and woman were recovered there, July 5, 2013. Coast Guard Sector New York suspended the search just after 1 p.m. after New York Police Department divers located two bodies believed to be the missing persons. Coast Guard watchstanders...

Coast Guard continues National Safe Boating Week outreach after alleged BUI incident near Great Kills

Coast Guard continues National Safe Boating Week outreach after alleged BUI incident near Great Kills
NEW YORK – A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, N.J., took a man into custody Monday, near Great Kills, N.Y., after he was reported to be intoxicated while boating, The boat crew approached the 26-foot pleasure craft for a routine recreational safety inspection at about 7 p.m. The vessel failed to stop and instead increased their speed and began erratic course alterations, traveling...