Coast Guard Rescues Three From Boat Stranded in Little Egg Harbor


Pat Johnson
December 28, 2021
By Pat Johnson

The Coast Guard rescued three mariners from a grounded enjoyment craft in the vicinity of the entrance of Minor Egg Harbor on Sunday, Dec. 26.
Watchstanders at the Coastline Guard Sector Delaware Bay command middle gained a report by way of VHF channel 16 from the 36-foot pleasure craft Phyllis II stating the vessel experienced operate aground near the entrance to Small Egg Harbor inlet around 6:45 p.m.
Coastline Guard Sector Delaware Bay dispatched a 29-foot Reaction Boat Modest –II boat crew from Coastline Guard Station Atlantic Metropolis to the scene, but the crew was not able to method the Phyllis II thanks to low tide.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coastline Guard Air Station Atlantic City was released to the scene. The aircrew hoisted the a few mariners, two adults and a person minimal, and transported them to Air Station Atlantic Metropolis. The air rescue took two hrs. There had been no severe injuries.
“Situations like this emphasize the great importance of using Channel 16 as an effective way to search for aid in periods of distress,” stated Chief Petty Officer Charles Osenbach, the command responsibility officer in the Sector Delaware Bay command center. “We motivate mariners to be prepared at all instances when on the h2o.”
As of Tuesday, Dec. 28, the boat was even now grounded, though designs to salvage the vessel are in development. The boat is outside the house the channel and does not pose a hazard to other mariners.  —P.J.

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