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Bay Head, N.J. (file / credit: Borough of Bay Head)

Suspected Mine Detonated In Surf Off Jersey Shore

A plume of water shot about 125 feet in the air and a boom echoed through town Wednesday as a military explosives team detonated a suspected mine that a diver had discovered partially buried in sand in the Atlantic Ocean.

06/26/2013

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N.J. Bridge Where Train Derailed To Be Replaced

A movable bridge in Paulsboro, N.J., where a freight train derailed last year will be replaced.

03/02/2013

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Seastreak Wall Street Ferry Saw Other Problems Before Crash

The Seastreak Wall Street ferry that crashed in Lower Manhattan Wednesday has had a few minor incidents in recent years.

01/09/2013

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Coast Guard Searching For Boaters Missing In Hudson River

Coast Guard officials said its New York City sector was notified around 2 a.m. Friday that a canoe with three aboard overturned near the Rodgers Point Boat Club in Hyde Park.

12/21/2012

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Crews Clean Up, Investigate Staten Island Oil Spill

An oil spill in Staten Island overnight sent crews scrambling to clean up the mess and investigate what caused the incident.

12/15/2012

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Experts: Air Safe To Breathe Again Near N.J. Derailment Site

Experts said the air was safe to breathe again Monday afternoon at the site of a train derailment in South Jersey.

12/03/2012

Flooded Staten Island Ferry Terminal (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Staten Island Ferry Sailing For First Time Since Sandy; Port Operations Continue Resumption

For the first time since before superstorm Sandy hit the Tri-State area, you will be able to take commute by boat between Staten Island and Manhattan.

11/02/2012

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Private Plane Goes Down Off Southern Coast Of Long Island

The U.S. Coast Guard was on the scene Saturday afternoon after a small private plane crashed on the Moriches Inlet on the southern coast of Long Island.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

Oil sheen and absorbent pad in Paerdegat Basin Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Coast Guard Overseeing Clean-Up Of Brooklyn Oil Spill

National Grid was replacing a gas main through the waterway near Jamaica Bay on Thursday when something went wrong, causing the caustic petroleum-cement mixture to spill out.

09/30/2012

Fire Island Inlet (credit: Google Maps)

Sand At Fire Island Inlet Diverts Boaters

An accumulation of sand has made the popular Fire Island Inlet dangerously shallow, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

09/21/2012

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Coast Guard Rescues Boaters After Collision In Sandy Hook Bay

The Coast Guard says two people were pulled from Sandy Hook Bay after two boats collided on the water, causing one of the vessels to capsize.

09/02/2012

Nathan the dog sitting next to Nathan Bruckenthal's grave at Arlington National Cemetery. (credit: Cyndi Perry)

Service Dog ‘Nathan’ Honors Memory Of Fallen Coast Guardsman Nathan Bruckenthal

Named in Nathan Bruckenthal’s honor, Nathan the puppy is being trained as a service dog with the group Veterans Moving Forward – a non-profit organization that provides therapy and service dogs to veterans with both mental and physical health challenges.

08/24/2012

Kathleen Miskell (credit: Erin Mulcahy)

Parasailing Death Of Conn. Woman To Be Investigated

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending an agent to investigate the death of a woman who fell into the Atlantic Ocean when her harness broke while parasailing.

08/17/2012

11-year-old Harley Treanor and 8-year-old Victoria Gaines (credit: CBS 2)

Following Oyster Bay Boating Tragedy, Family Sets Up Memorial Fund In Daughter’s Name

A lawyer for the family of eight-year-old Victoria Gaines said that they formed a trust fund to help the family with expenses associated with the tragedy.

07/07/2012

Coast Guard Boat Off Liberty Island (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Two Rescued From Sinking Boat Off Kings Point

It wasn’t a hoax after all. The Coast Guard says they and the FDNY rescued two people from a 60-foot-boat named “Tranquility” that was taking on water.

06/21/2012

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