The Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old man approximately 65 miles off Atlantic City, New Jersey, Sunday.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Medevac, New Jersey, U.S. Coast Guard | Comments Off on Video: U.S. Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 65 miles off coast
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Atlantic City detachment issued a cold water warning to mid-Atlantic boaters and kayakers this afternoon:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Cold water, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, U.S. Coast Guard | 1 Comment »
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.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Fines, Monmouth County News, recreational fishing, Striped Bass, U.S. Coast Guard | 1 Comment »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Atlantic Highlands Marina, Keansburg, Monmouth County News, Perth Amboy, Raritan Bay, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard-Sandy Hook Station | 1 Comment »
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: admin | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News | Tags: Belmar, Belmar Water Rescue Team, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News, Rip tides, Tropical Storm Jose, U.S. Coast Guard | Comments Off on 35 swimmers saved during weekend in Belmar, officials say
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: admin | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: Coast Guard Rescue, Highlands, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook Bay, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard-Sandy Hook Station | 2 Comments »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Barnegat Light, Jersey Shore, Manasquan Inlet, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, recreational fishing, U.S. Coast Guard | 12 Comments »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: Dylan Gowan, Highlands, Highlands Police Department, Jaime Gowan, Kerry Gowan, Monmouth County News, NY-NY Harbor Outer Gateway, Sandy Hook, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard-Sandy Hook Station | Comments Off on Coast Guard Searching For Highlands Man
STATEN 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: admin | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: assault weapons, Fort Hancock, Fort Wadsworth, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County News, Paintball, Sandy Hook, Staten Island, U.S. Coast Guard, Weapons | Comments Off on Weapons that prompted Staten Island, Sandy Hook lockdowns paintball guns, police say
The oil slick in Sandy Hook Bay that was reported to be two miles long by 900 feet wide on Thursday afternoon was observed to be one mile long by 150 wide at 10AM this morning, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons during a phone interview with MMM.
Iannazzo-Simmons said a unified command consisting of personnel from the Coast Guard, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, NOAA and the National Park Service were still working to identify the both the source and product of the sheen. The color of the sheen changed from a rainbow to a “silverish” metallic color. Last evening it was reported that authorities believed the product to be diesel fuel. Today, they are taking samples to determine what it is.
20 feet of boom was installed at Horseshoe Cove yesterday as a precaution to protect the environmentally sensitive area. Today 70 feet of “hard boom” was installed to shore up the precautionary protection. Horseshoe Cove was deemed to be the only environmentally sensitive area that could be impacted by the sheen.
The sheen remains located at the northern end of Sandy Hook on the bay side.Posted: December 12th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: DEP, Energy, Environment, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook | Tags: Environment, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Oil, Oil slick, Oil Spill Sandy Hook, Petty Officer Frank Iannazza-Simmons, Sandy Hook Bay, Sandy Hook Oil Spill, U.S. Coast Guard | Comments Off on Sandy Hook Oil Slick Has Shrunk By More Than Half