US Coast Guard Retrieves Beached Buoy From Delaware Bay

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The US Coast Guard and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade helicopter retrieved a buoy that was beached at Del Haven in New Jersey on Wednesday. The buoy is an important marker for the Cape May Canal, but it broke off during weather last fall. The buoy was replaced shortly after…

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First Ships Transit Alternate Channel at Key Bridge

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The first barge transited a temporary alternate channel that was created by the Key Bridge Response Unified Command Monday afternoon – a fuel barge headed for Dover Air Force Base. This temporary alternate channel is for commercially-essential vessels and will be for limited transit during daylight hours only. A second temporary alternate channel is being…

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UPDATED: Search Ends for Missing Swimmer in Ocean City

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UPDATED – 5/7/23 7:15pm – Ocean City Police confirm that a body found on the beach at 4th Street early Sunday morning is the missing swimmer – 21 year old Praise Ezechibueze of New Jersey. Police say a citizen walking on the beach reported the body on the beach and members of the Major Crimes…

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UPDATED: Family Members Report Body of Missing Boater has been Recovered

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UPDATED – 2pm – Family members report that the body of 60 year old Frank Stewart has been recovered. =============================================================== The US Coast Guard, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Talbot County Fire and Rescue are searching for a possible person in the water. Officials say Coast Guard watch standers were notified that 60 year old…

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US Coast Guard Rescues 2 from Smoking Boat Near Cape May

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The US Coast Guard were called for smoke aboard the 56-foot vessel, Adelaide, Wednesday night south of Cape May. Two people aboard reported heavy smoke and were able to secure the engine and use a fire extinguisher. The Coast Guard crew responding confirmed there was no fire and the vessel was not taking on water.…

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13 Rescued from Sinking Commercial Fishing Boat after Collision SE of Chincoteague

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The US Coast Guard and two good Samaritans rescued 13 people from a sinking commercial fishing vessel early Friday morning. Coast Guard officials say the fishing boat “Tremont” was about 63 miles southeast of Chincoteague when it collided with a Panamanian-flagged container ship, “MSC Rita” around 2am. The 115-foot “Tremont” reported to watchstanders they were…

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Coast Guard Rescue 4 from Fishing Boat off Ocean City

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Four people were rescued when their boat began taking on water about 15 miles off Ocean City. Coast Guard watchstanders received a distress alert from the fishing boat “Hot Pursuit” – the captain said they didn’t know if they could make it back to port before it sank. A motor life boat crew from Coast…

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Update: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Military Plane Crash near MD/VA Border

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UPDATED: 4/2/22 – Governor Glenn Youngkin issued this statement following the tragic loss of Navy Lt. Hyrum Hanlon: “The First Lady and I are heartbroken by the passing of Navy Lt. Hyrum Hanlon, who tragically lost his life when a Navy E-2D aircraft operating out of Naval Air Station Norfolk crashed in the vicinity of Chincoteague, Virginia. Our hearts go…

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3 Rescued From Grounded Sailboat On Va. Eastern Shore

Photo courtesy of US Coast Guard (sailboat aground, Chincoteague Inlet)
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Three people were rescued from Chincoteague Inlet after their sailboat ran aground during severe weather Wednesday afternoon, according to the US Coast Guard. Two watercraft and a helicopter were dispatched to the scene. The boat crews could not get any closer due to unsafe conditions. The air crew hoisted the mariners to safety and took…

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Recovery Of Sunken Tugboat Underway

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A tugboat sank this week about two nautical miles north of Cape Henlopen State Park, but hopes are that the Miss Aida can be recovered. The vessel was being towed by the tugboat Dory Monday afternoon when the Dory’s crew reported a wave struck and broke the windshield of the Miss Aida, causing it to…

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Oil Spill Cleanup Nears Its End; Investigation Continues

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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An assessment by the Unified Command that has been dealing with an oil spill for two weeks indicates that the clean-up may be largely complete. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard utilized stringent federal and state guidelines to determine whether clean-up crews have been successful or if more work is…

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Missing Jet Skiers Rescued Near Chincoteague

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A woman and child were rescued by the US Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resource Commission Sunday after they were reported missing near Chincoteague just before 2am. A Coast Guard helicopter and boat went in search of their jet ski and with help from the VMRC they were located – still onboard in Horntown Bay,…

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PA Boater Charged with OUI in Assawoman Bay

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A boater speeding away from US Coast Guard officials in the Assawoman Bay was stopped by Maryland Natural Resources Police last month.  The NRP boats caught up with the boater, who remained uncooperative.  The operator is Anthony Campisi of Lansdale, Pennsylvania – he is charged with OUI, negligent operation of a vessel as well as…

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US Coast Guard Rescue Fallen Jet Skier in OC Inlet

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A man was rescued by US Coast Guard officials when he fell from his jet ski in the Ocean City inlet Saturday evening. Witnesses saw the man go into the water as his jet ski moved away and they called for help. Coast Guard officials say the victim was wearing a life jacket when they…

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