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Mishaps & Rescues – Connecticut & New York

Recent Coast Guard responses from the Northeast

Distress call off Manasquan Inlet

Station Manasquan Inlet, N.J.

A good Samaritan rescued two people after their 59-foot boat took on water 27 miles east of Manasquan Inlet, N.J.

The Coast Guard overheard a distress call between the crew of the fishing boat Lady M and an unknown commercial provider reporting they were taking on water and listing. The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched Coast Guard rescue crews to assist. Rescue boat crews from Coast Guard stations Manasquan Inlet and Barnegat Light, N.J., and an air crew from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., were dispatched to the scene.

The crew of the Atlantic traveler responded to the broadcast and recovered both people from a life raft. The crew of Lady M had abandoned ship when it capsized and sank in 276 feet of water. The crew of the Atlantic Traveler transported the survivors to Point Pleasant, N.J. No injuries were reported. (Sept. 8)

This article originally appeared in the Connecticut & New York Home Waters Section of the November 2009 issue.