NYPD Aviation Unit
The Grey Shark, a 330-foot commercial cargo ship, was anchored between the Verrazano Bridge and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal Tuesday when its skipper had a heart attack, police said.
The helicopter was funded with federal port security money, and part of its job is to confront the threat that terrorists might try to smuggle a nuclear device into New York City through its busy ports.
Both 22-year-old James Stafford, of Woodstock, Conn., and 25-year-old Brice Farrell, of Damsascus, MD were arrested early Wednesday morning.
The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a distress call on a rock jetty in the Raritan Bay around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Five NYPD officers involved in the daring weekend helicopter rescue of two West Point cadets stranded on a cliff in high winds were recognized Tuesday for their heroism.
A daring rescue in the midst of darkness and dangerous winds safely delivered two West Point cadets Sunday from an 18-inch ledge where they were stranded.