Coast Guard Issues Rip Tide Warning

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a warning to mariners and beachgoers from the Jersey Shore south to the southern Outer Banks in North Carolina of hazardous weather and sea conditions caused by Tropical Storm Chris. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Video: U.S. Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 65 miles off coast

The Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old man approximately 65 miles off Atlantic City, New Jersey, Sunday.

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Posted: May 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Video: U.S. Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 65 miles off coast

Coast Guard warns boaters and kayakers…the water is COLD!

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Atlantic City detachment issued a cold water warning to mid-Atlantic boaters and kayakers this afternoon:

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Posted: February 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Coast Guard: Striped Bass fishing 3 miles offshore could catch hefty fine

The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding recreational anglers in possession of Striped Bass in the Exclusive Economic Zone, 3-200 miles offshore, face potential fines of $500 per fish—more if the party possesses more than five fish, according to an announcement by the Guard’s Atlantic City Detachment.

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Posted: November 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Coast Guard rescues four boaters near Keansburg

A U.S. Coast Guard heavy weather boatcrew from the Sandy Hook station rescued four men from a boat in the Raritan Bay near Keansburg this afternoon, according to a release from the Guard’s New York Detachment.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report around noon by Perth Amboy 911 dispatch of a disabled 22-foot lake pleasure craft in Raritan Bay, New Jersey with four people aboard, and launched the Sandy Hook heavy weather boatcrew.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

35 swimmers saved during weekend in Belmar, officials say

BELMAR — Thirty-five swimmers were saved this weekend in the borough as Tropical storm Jose created life-threatening rip currents along the Jersey Shore. Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty said the 35 were pulled from the water along the borough’s 1.3-mile long coastline by lifeguards, police, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Belmar Water Rescue Team. Police rode… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on 35 swimmers saved during weekend in Belmar, officials say

Coast Guard rescues three boaters near Highlands

A Coast Guard boatcrew from Sandy Hook Station pulled three people out the the Sandy Hook Bay near Highlands this afternoon, according to a press release by the USCG.

While on routine patrol at approximately 2:30 p.m., the crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small witnessed a nine-foot John boat overturn sending the passengers into the water.

The response boat immediately diverted to the scene and rescued the three people from the water. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Coast Guard Busts Recreational Fisherman For No Permits

U.S. Coast Guard officers from Station Barnegat Light and Manasquan Inlet recently caught three recreational fishing crews in the Atlantic fishing without the correct permits.  One fishing party was fishing for bluefin tuna without a Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fishing permit, according to an announcement by U.S, Coast Guard 5th Detachment PA in Atlantic City.

Fishing for bluefin tuna without a HMS fishing permit subjects the offender to a $500 fine for the first offense and $750 for subsequent offenses.

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Posted: August 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Coast Guard Searching For Highlands Man

Dylan Gowan. photo via facebook

Dylan Gowan. photo via facebook

Update:  Dylan was found alive by the U.S. Coast Guard at 6:30 a.m. this morning!

 

Highlands, NJ- The U.S Coast Guard-Sandy Hook Station, is conducting a search over night for Dylan Gowan, 19, of Highlands.

Gowan reportedly left Brooklyn, NY on a jetski, heading home to Highlands via the New York-New Jersey Harbor Outer Gateway at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening August 11.  He was reported missing to the Highlands Police at 9:18 p.m. and the Sandy Hook Coast Guard Station received the report at 9:48 p.m.   Coast Guard personnel told MMM that a boat was searching for Gowan overnight.

Dylan is the son of Jamie and Kerry Gowan.  Kerry is the well known animal control officer in Middletown, Highlands and other Monmouth County towns.

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Posted: August 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Coast Guard Searching For Highlands Man

Weapons that prompted Staten Island, Sandy Hook lockdowns paintball guns, police say

assetContentSTATEN ISLAND– Firearms experts believe the weapons seen being handled near the Gateway National Recreation Area Friday are paintball guns, the Staten Island Advance reported. “The preliminary opinion of these experts was that the weapons in the pictures strongly resemble replicas of firearms used in ‘paintball’ games,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner John J. Miller said in a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Weapons that prompted Staten Island, Sandy Hook lockdowns paintball guns, police say