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UPDATE: Police Rescue Missing Jet Skier Near Margate

New Jersey State Police say a 27-year-old man, of Egg Harbor Township, was stranded for five hours.

08/27/2013

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Coast Guard: 2 Boys Rescued From NJ Marsh

The Coast Guard says a helicopter crew has rescued two children who became stranded in the marsh near New Jersey’s Oyster Creek.

08/24/2013

(L to R: USCG veterans Jay Lloyd, Jack Hennessey, and Dick Doherty.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Boating Safety Voices of Experience

As boaters and guests start a new season on the water, US Coast Guard veterans provide some hard-won safety tips.

05/23/2013

(The Sea Tow boat Cape Hatteras, in file photo.)

Coast Guard Continues Search For Tow Boat, Captain Missing Off Longport, NJ

A distress signal was detected from the Sea Tow boat Cape Hatteras on Tuesday morning, according to the US Coast Guard.

04/24/2013

(In this handout from the US Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle in the Gulf of Mexico.  Credit: Paul McConnell/ USCG via Getty Images)

Cape May-Based US Coast Guard Unit Renders Assistance to Crippled Cruise Ship

A local US Coast Guard team has pitched in to help those cruise ship passengers stranded in the Gulf of Mexico.

02/14/2013

(From a window of the US Coast Guard headquarters building on South Delaware Avenue, show producer Ken Furstoss points to the area where the fireworks will be shown.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Producers, Coast Guard Make Final Preparations For New Year’s Eve Fireworks Shows

Fireworks show producer Ken Furstoss says crews are beginning the three-day job of loading shells for the two shows — which, he says, should go off regardless of rain or snow.

12/28/2012

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Paulsboro Residents Demand Answers From Conrail, Health Experts

For the first time, we heard the frantic calls for help after the toxic train derailment in Paulsboro, Gloucester County.

12/12/2012

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Rep. Rob Andrews Calls For Tighter Regulation Of Rail Bridge Inspections

In the wake of the Paulsboro train derailment, South Jersey Congressman Rob Andrews is suggesting the federal government may need to take a more direct role in rail-bridge safety.

12/05/2012

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a freight train that derailed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and resulted in a chemical spill Friday, Nov. 30. (see full story) (Credit: CBS 3)

Rep. Rob Andrews Calls For Quicker Cleanup of Paulsboro Train Wreck Chemicals

Speaking on a conference call on Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Andrews (D-NJ) expressed frustration at the pace of the cleanup of last Friday’s derailment.

12/04/2012

(A US Coast Guard C-130 search plane takes off from the Elizabeth City, NC air station.  File photo from USCG)

Search For Missing Maryland Boaters Extended to South Jersey Area

The 38-foot boat, “Reel Fun,” left Ocean City, Md. on Saturday morning and was expected in Chincoteague, on Virginia’s eastern shore, that night.

10/08/2012

(A graduation of USCG recruits at Cape May.  Credit: Steve Butler)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Coast Guard Memories

It’s been sixty years since Jay Lloyd first rode through the gates at the Coast Guard Training Center (“boot camp”) in Cape May, NJ.

08/09/2012

(KYW's Jay Lloyd at the helm, wearing his inflatable flotation device.  Credit: Mary Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Safety For The Boating Guest

Jay Lloyd, a US Coast Guard veteran, has some tips that you won’t find in the safety manuals.

07/12/2012

(A US Coast Guard vessel used for search and rescue.)

US Coast Guard Searching For Perpetrator of Distress Call Hoax Off NJ Coast

Is the US Coast Guard vulnerable to hard-to-trace hoax distress calls that come over the radio?

06/12/2012

(An Ellis Island tour boat gets a US Coast Guard escort in New York Harbor.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Coast Guard Updates Water Safety Regulations

Waterborne getaways this year will have a new feel, and heightened safety, thanks to a major new Coast Guard regulation.

01/12/2012

(The moment of impact of a 250-foot sewage barge on a disabled "duck boat" on the Delaware River in July 2010.  Two people died.  Photo from NTSB)

NTSB Issues Final Report In Deadly ‘Duck Boat’ Crash On Delaware River

Nearly a year after the deadly collision involving a barge and a tour boat along the Delaware River near Penn’s Landing, the National Transportation and Safety Board determines probable cause and releases safety recommendations.

06/21/2011

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