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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.


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.


(file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Coast Guard Deputy Commander Christopher Hitchen - June 20, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Coast Guard: Similarities Between NJ Yacht Explosion Hoax Call, One In Texas

Last week, an immense search and rescue operation was launched east of Sandy Hook when a distress call came in reporting that a luxury yacht called the “Blind Date” had exploded 17 miles off shore.


Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Sector New York Gregory Hitchen speaks at a news conference on Tuesday June 12, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Coast Guard: N.J. Yacht Explosion Hoax Calls Came From Land

The rescue operation for a luxury yacht called the “Blind Date” and its 21 passengers cost the Coast Guard at least $88,000, Deputy Cmdr. Gregory Hitchen said Tuesday.


FILE - A scuba diver (credit: AP)

Scuba Diver From NYC Missing Since Monday Off East Oahu, Hawaii

Officials say 22-year-old Matthew Curley from New York City was not accounted for when a commercial tour group dive ended Monday.


Top Row: Detective Dennis DeRienzo – pilot; Detective Erin Nolan – co-pilot; Detective Francis Vitale- SCUBA | Second Row:  Police Officer Matthew O’Donohoe – crew chief; Police Officer Gowdat Nagi – 2nd crew chief; Detective Brian Singer - SCUBA

NYPD Pulls Off Dramatic Rescue Of Father, Son Stranded On N.J. Jetty

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.


Coast Guard Ship (credit: CBS 2)

Woman Becomes First Coast Guard CPO Gunner’s Mate

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Kristin Werner received her new insignia of rank during a ceremony in Cape May, N.J.