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Coast Guard Rescues Man Stranded on Icy Island in Frigid Navesink River

January 22, 2019

RUMSON, NJ — In biting winds and near-zero temperatures, U.S. Coast Guard crews yesterday morning rescued a distressed individual stuck on a small island in the Navesink River.

At about 9:40 a.m. on January 21, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook received notification from the Rumson Police Department that a 21-year-old man was stranded on the island — located west of ...

What Was ‘That Thing’ Along Belmar’s 10th Avenue Beach? A Research Project in Action

BELMAR, NJ — The towering metal structure situated along the 10th Avenue beachfront this week may have looked a bit peculiar, but it served an important purpose for scientific research.

The device was a new type of high-frequency (HF) radar, whose data will now be analyzed to determine what kind of information it can collect on the ocean, said Hugh Roarty of the Rutgers University Center ...

Belmar’s Beachscape Grows with New ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Fourth Avenue, Dune Grass along Ocean Avenue

BELMAR, NJ — Tucked along the east side of Belmar's boardwalk at Fourth Avenue is its newest “dune garden,” adding to the growing beachscape barrier designed to help protect the oceanfront from powerful storms.

Stretching from Fourth to Fifth Avenues, the 1,500-square foot area includes various types of dune grass, native and other suitable plants, and ...

UPDATE: FEMA Rules Flood Insurance Policies Can be Written during Government Shutdown

UPDATED as of 12:50 p.m. December 29

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has resumed the sale of new flood insurance policies and the renewal of expiring policies during the partial government shutdown — reversing its decision that was met with a deluge of criticism by the insurance and real estate industries.

Shortly before the National Flood ...

Coast Guard: Register Emergency Beacons to Reduce False Alerts for Search and Rescue

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — After responding to more 700 false alerts in 2018 — resulting in lost time, money and resources — the Coast Guard is urging mariners with emergency beacons to properly register their devices.

Because the Coast Guard responds to all alerts triggered by emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRB), “we have to treat them as actual distress calls ...


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