itCG-four rescued, charter boat towed, what is an MSD?, maritime exercise in NYC

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  • Early this morning, a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City rescued four people from a life raft about 80 miles off the coast of New Jersey. After their fishing boat began taking on water, the crew abandoned ship and waited for help to arrive. The passengers were wearing survival suits and using flares, which aided in their rescue.
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  • A 47-foot boat from Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon Inlet towed a 100-foot charter fishing boat back to the dock yesterday. The fishing boat was out on a charter with 54 people on board when it lost all power.
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  • Interested in what a Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment (MSD) is and does? Read this story to hear from LT Eric Runyon who recently took over as Supervisor for MSD New Bedford in Massachusetts.
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  • Tomorrow, Coast Guard, NYPD and several other agencies will conduct a maritime exercise to test the multi-agency response to monitoring and intercepting vessels as they enter New York Harbor. The agencies are looking for vessels with radioactive material that could be a dirty bomb or nuclear device.
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