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(A piping plover feeding on edge of wetland. Photo by Steven Tucker, USFWS)

Concern Over Protected NJ Shore Birds Postpones Drone Testing

Federal officials ordered a delay in those tests because of piping plovers and red knots, which migrate to New Jersey coastal waters this time of year.

08/05/2014

(The Nikol H, at anchor in the Delaware River.  Photo by Steven M. Richman, used with permission)

Freighter Anchored in Delaware River Is Virtual Prison Ship For Crew of 20

The ship needs repairs in order to resume its voyage, and its owner is too broke to pay. The crew is confined to the ship, and there’s no sign that they’ll be able to leave anytime soon.

08/01/2014

(A police marine unit patrolling.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Summertime Boating Safety Reminders

Here are my annual boating getaway tips.

07/03/2014

The US Coast Guard conducts a simulated "BUI" ("boating under the influence") stop on the Delaware River.  Photo by John Ostapkovich.

Drunk Driving, and Boating, Targeted by Phila. Area Law Enforcement

Public safety officials gathered along the Delaware riverfront to warn against a list of activities that become very dangerous when intoxicants are added.

06/23/2014

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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

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