Recent responses throughout Florida
STEALTH SHIP — The Department of Defense high-speed experimental boat Stiletto departs U.S. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach en route to a training exercise area near the South Florida coast. The 88-foot-long, 60-ton vessel is under the tactical control of Joint Interagency Task Force South to counter illicit trafficking operations.
Caught under Manhattan pier
A multiagency search was under way after a man was reportedly seen caught under a pier on East 90th Street in Manhattan. The Coast Guard was contacted by the New York Fire Department after it was alerted to a man caught under a pier in the East River by an unidentified caller using an emergency call box. The Coast Guard quickly responded by sending two 25-foot rescue boat crews to search the area. The New York Police Department had two rescue boats and a helicopter on scene, and the FDNY had rescue boats and a diver in the water. The case was still under investigation. (March 31)
Recent responses from North Carolina to New JerseyCoast Guard tows four to safety
Station Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
The Coast Guard rescued four people from a sinking boat seven miles off Wrightsville Beach. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a call from the boat and deployed two rescue boat crews from Station Wrightsville Beach to help them. The 47- and 25-foot rescue boats arrived and crews transferred all four people to safety. The 47-foot rescue boat towed the 20-foot pleasure boat to Wrightsville Beach Wildlife Boat Ramp. (April 4)
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