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US Coast Guard

(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

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Give Yourself A Boating Safety Refresher

Jay Lloyd, a US Coast Guard veteran, offers some getaway tips that will make your summer safer and more fun.

05/26/2011

(Photos by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio)

USCG Tall Ship Arrives In Philadelphia For 75th Anniversary Tour

The US Coast Guard cutter barque “Eagle” arrived at Penn’s Landing this morning on the first stop of its 75th-anniversary tour across the Atlantic.

03/18/2011

(Some luxury power boats "on hard."  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Training For The Neophyte Boater

Horsepower in the hundreds but little training needed to drive them. It’s that time of year, when getaway seekers are visiting boat shows!

03/10/2011

(A duck boat operates in Old City prior to the July 2010 accident on the Delaware that killed two Hungarian tourists when the disabled duck boat was run down by a passing barge.)

NTSB Reveals New Details Of Its Probe Into Fatal Duck Boat Crash On Delaware River

An NTSB report says the first mate says he had learned that day of a medical emergency involving his son and had been making and receiving cell phone calls preceding the crash.

03/07/2011

Boat Returns

6 NJ Boaters Adrift In Ocean Feared They Would Die

Six fishermen rescued by the Coast Guard after three days at sea said Tuesday they feared they would die as their disabled boat drifted farther into the Atlantic with a storm approaching.

10/12/2010

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