Five Mariners Medevacked from Motor Vessel Near Bethany Beach

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The Coast Guard medevacked five individuals from a motor vessel about 11 miles east of the Indian River Bay. Officials say that on Christmas afternoon, Sector Delaware Bay Command Center watchstanders received notification that five mariners aboard the motor vessel Reggeborg had experienced possible carbon monoxide poisoning and required medical assistance. A Station Indian River 47-foot…

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Update: Girl Critically Injured in Millsboro Boat Accident

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  One girl was critically injured and at least one other child was injured last night during a boating accident that involved a boat pulling children on tubes.  The boat eventually struck a dock in the Millsboro area.   It was reported around 5:15 p.m. at the end of Warwick Road which is off the…

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Updated: Search for Missing Kayaker off Cape Henlopen

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Update (9 a.m., June 8): The missing man was located by a DNREC marine vessel just before 9 a.m. on the rocks of the inner wall. He was checked by EMS and was reported in good condition. Original post (3 a.m., June 8): Multiple agencies are searching for a missing man who reportedly went kayaking…

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Body Of Missing Swimmer Found In Ocean City

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A day after vanishing in the water, the body of a 17-year-old male who lived in Annapolis was found near the 12th-13th Street beach Thursday afternoon, according to authorities in Ocean City. The discovery was reported at about 1:00 p.m. A search off the 112th Street beach started Wednesday afternoon at about 3:50, lasted a…

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100 lbs. of oily debris removed from beach

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The Coast Guard and the Department of Natural Resources have responded to the discovery of oil on Towers Beach. About 100-pounds of oily debris were cleaned up by a group of contractors from Lewis Environmental. The source of the oil that was first discovered Monday evening is under investigation. Three months ago, oil washed up…

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Boat Capsizes Near Cape May; Fisherman Missing

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The Coast Guard has been searching for a man who ended up in the water when a 32-foot fishing vessel capsized near Cape May.The alert came in to Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center Thursday afternoon at about 2:00 p.m.A person described as a good Samaritan rescued one person from the water.A helicopter, a…

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Update: Oil Spill Cleanup Reaches Final Stages

Crewmembers from Lewis Environmental, a remediation contractor, conducts cleanup operations of oil patties that washed ashore at various locations on the Delaware Bay coastline between Fowler Beach and Cape Henlopen, Delaware, Oct. 21, 2020. A unified command consisting of the United States Coast Guard and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has been established as cleanup efforts continue. (Courtesy photo/Released)
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Clean-up crews are nearing the end of an oil-spill response that has now lasted more than three weeks. According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, the beaches at Gordon’s Pond at Cape Henlopen, North Shores, Rehoboth and Dewey were the last to require a final sign-off. The unified command between DNREC and the Coast…

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Tar Balls, Oily Bits Continue Showing Up At Beaches

Members of a contracted oil spill response organization cleans oily debris from Rehoboth Beach in Delaware as part of the Broadkill 2020 oil spill response, Oct. 26, 2020. The Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are working together to identify areas where tar balls and oily debris are making landfall to facilitate an effective clean up.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Cross.)
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Remnants of an oil spill that was first detected at Broadkill Beach last month have made their way further south. DNREC and the Coast Guard say cleanup crews have cleared tar balls and oily debris from ocean beaches between Cape Henlopen and Fenwick Island in Delaware as well as Ocean City and Assateague Island State…

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Reward Offered In Oil Spill Investigation

A member of a contracted oil spill response organization cleans oily debris from Slaughter Beach in Delaware as part of the Broadkill 2020 oil spill response. The Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are working together to identify areas where tar balls and oily debris are making landfall to facilitate an effective clean up.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Cross.)
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A reward could be available for information that leads to the identity of the person or organization responsible for the oil spill that’s blotted beaches along Delaware Bay and ocean beaches as far south as Ocean City. The Delaware Audubon Society has put up the offer of a $2,000 reward. Tar balls and oil patties…

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Update: Oil Spill Cleanup Enters 2nd Week

A member of a contracted oil spill response organization cleans oily debris from Slaughter Beach in Delaware as part of the Broadkill 2020 oil spill response, Oct. 25, 2020. The Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are working together to identify areas where tar balls and oily debris are making landfall to facilitate an effective clean up.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Cross.)
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The cleanup of oil patties from Delaware beaches enters its second week. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources says about 55 tons, or four construction dumpsters’ worth of oil blobs, polluted sand and other debris had been removed as of Sunday afternoon. DNREC and the US Coast Guard are managing the unified command. “The job…

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Lewes Beach Closed Due To Oil Spill Clean-Up

Petty Officer 3rd Class Danielle Nelson, a marine science technician at Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Lewes in Lewes, Del., tracks cleanup efforts of oil patties that washed ashore on Broadkill Beach, Delaware, Oct. 20, 2020. The Coast Guard, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are responding to, and overseeing the cleanup. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Fegley/Released)
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The City of Lewes is closing its beaches 1 and 2 to the public due to this week’s oil spill. Signs are being posted at beach cross-overs and on the dune fence to inform visitors of the closures Thursday and Friday. The beaches will remain closed until DNREC and the Coast Guard advise Lewes officials…

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Oil Spill May Have Affected 24 Seagulls

Crewmembers from Lewis Environmental, a remediation contractor, conducts cleanup operations of oil patties that washed ashore at various locations on the Delaware Bay coastline between Fowler Beach and Cape Henlopen, Delaware, Oct. 21, 2020. A unified command consisting of the United States Coast Guard and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has been established as cleanup efforts continue. (Courtesy photo/Released)
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A unified command has been established as efforts continue to clean up oil patties from a spill on Delaware Bay. The Department of Natural Resources says gobs of oil have been found on various locations between Fowler Beach and Cape Henlopen. In addition to cleaning up and removing the oil patties, assessment of the spill’s…

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Del. Bay Oil Spill Continues To Spread

Petty Officer 3rd Class Danielle Nelson, a marine science technician at Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Lewes in Lewes, Del., tracks cleanup efforts of oil patties that washed ashore on Broadkill Beach, Delaware, Oct. 20, 2020. The Coast Guard, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are responding to, and overseeing the cleanup. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Fegley/Released)
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An oil spill first detected at Broadkill Beach has spread to several other coastal locations – Lewes, Roosevelt Inlet and Beach Plum Island near Cape Henlopen. Tides carried some of the oil out into the Delaware bay, and “oil patties” have also turned up, according to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources. DNREC is working…

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DNREC Investigates Oil Spill At Broadkill Beach

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About five barrels of oil, or close to 215 gallons, have washed ashore at Broadkill Beach. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources says its Emergency Response Team responded to examine the impact of the spill and to develop a clean-up plan. The spill covered about 3/4 of a mile along upper Delaware Bay. A Delaware…

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Mechanical Issues Sideline Woodland Ferry

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The Woodland Ferry is currently not in operation.According to DelDOT, mechanical issues were discovered with the ferry, which crosses the Nanticoke River.There is no official word on when service will be restored.The Woodland Ferry was recently suspended for a week for the annual U.S. Coast Guard inspection.

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Woodland Ferry Suspended This Week For Coast Guard Inspection

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The Woodland Ferry, which crosses the Nanticoke River near Seaford and Laurel, is scheduled to be suspended this week for the U.S. Coast Guard’s annual inspection.The Coast Guard inspection’s goal is to ensure that the vessel complies with regulations and is safe.According to DelDOT, the Woodland Ferry is scheduled to resume operations Saturday morning at…

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UPDATE: Boating Accident Near Marina Claims Life Of WV Man

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A boating accident near Indian River Inlet claims the life of a 68-year-old West Virginia man. According to Delaware State Police, the man and his wife were fishing while in their boat south of South Shore Marina late Thursday afternoon, when the man discovered that fishing line was caught in the boat’s motor. He apparently…

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Coast Guard Station-Oxford will remain open in Maryland

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U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressman Andy Harris were notified Tuesday that the Coast Guard will not close down the U.S. Coast Guard Station Oxford on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The news comes almost one month after the lawmakers wrote to Coast Guard leadership in defense of the installation. “The U.S. Coast Guard Station…

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UPDATED: Coast Guard searches for mother and son missing near Annapolis

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UPDATED – 3pm – Governor Larry Hogan during an update on coronavirus began with the information that the missing canoeists are the daughter of former Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maeve McKean and her 8 year old son, Gideon. =================================================== The Coast Guard is searching for two canoeists last sighted ten miles south of Annapolis…

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Coast Guard Looking to Identify Hoax Mayday Call in Ocean City

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The United States Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspected hoax caller, who has been transmitting distress calls since late March in the Ocean City, Maryland area. The calls were made on VHF-FM marine band channel 16, which is a channel designated for hailing and distress calls. The caller stated they…

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Plane Off Coast of Cape May

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The United States Coast Guard has suspended their search for a missing pilot following the crash of a small, single-engine plane in the water near Cape May Point just before noon on Wednesday. In addition to the Coast Guard the New Jersey State Police, Cape May Fire Department and Cape May Police all contributed to…

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UPDATED: 2 Victims Recovered After Helicopter Crash South of Kent Island

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UPDATED – 5/5/19  9am – The bodies of two victims who were in a helicopter that crashed south of Kent Island in the Chesapeake Bay Saturday afternoon have been recovered. Maryland Natural Resources Police say the wreckage was found around 6pm in about 55 feet of water.  The victims are identified as the pilot –…

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