County Health Department, Baykeeper, Provides Free Pumpout Service For Recreational Boaters

Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto joined Christopher P. Merkel, Public Health Officer/Coordinator and NY/NJ Baykeeper Greg Remaud to kickoff the Monmouth County boating season aboard The Royal Flush, the County Health Department owned and maintained pump boat that is operated by the Baykeeper.

The Royal Flush operates Fridays and Saturdays from May 18 to September 29, 2018, weather permitting. Approximate hours of operation are 8am to 4pm. Service is available in the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers.  The service is free of charge to recreational boaters and can be arranged by calling 732-890-6142 or by radio on VHF Chanel 9.

The service is for boats only and not area high school tracks.

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Posted: May 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

10 passengers rescued after boat catches fire

MONMOUTH BEACH — Ten passengers aboard a 22-foot speed boat had to be rescued from the Shrewsbury River Sunday afternoon after the boat caught fire, police said. None of the passengers onboard the Sea Doo, a type of speed boat, were injured in the blaze, which was first reported to police at 2:51 p.m., said New… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Dangerous clinging jellyfish found in Shrewsbury River

The jellyfish with a dangerous sting that caused a scare on the Jersey Shore last summer, prompting the cancellation of several events, have reappeared in a Monmouth County river, researchers say. Clinging jellyfish – whose sting can cause “excruciating pain”, muscle weakness and serious medical problems, including kidney failure – were observed and recorded in New… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Man, dog rescued after getting stranded on Shrewsbury River island

14469624-1181244048585195-8032813930968028747-njpg-161ee18f189a6ce1SEA BRIGHT– A hunter and his dog were briefly marooned on a small island in the Shrewsbury River Thursday when high winds blew his boat away, a former Office of Emergency Management Coordinator confirmed. Sea Bright Fire Rescue and Monmouth Beach first-responders were among the agencies that were called around 5 p.m. after the man was… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

8 things we know about the Jersey Shore’s nasty new jellyfish

assetContentA new and dangerous type of jellyfish has made its first appearance in New Jersey over the past couple weeks. The clinging jellyfish is most likely the creature that stung a Middletown man while he was swimming in the Shrewsbury River in Oceanport on June 11, scientists surmise, based on his response to the sting. He… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Middletown Man hospitalized after sting from clinging jellyfish in Shrewsbury River

Shrewsbury river from Sandy Hook (800x321)MONMOUTH BEACH — The week after a specimen was discovered in Barnegat Bay, three more clinging jellyfish have been discovered in the Shrewsbury River, the Monmouth Beach Office of Emergency Management said in an alert Wednesday. In its alert, the OEM said the dime-sized samples were believed to be the jellyfish, which are native to the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »