Coast Guard News
5th District Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard
Date: June 25, 2012
Contact: PADET Atlantic City
Office: (609) 813-3889
Coast Guard responds to ill man aboard charter boat 20 miles off NJ’s Shark River Inlet
MANASQUAN, N.J. ─ The Coast Guard responded to an ill 47-year-old man aboard a 97-foot charter vessel approximately 20 miles east of the Shark River Inlet here Monday.
Assisted was Ron Jackson.
A crewmember from the charter boat Golden Eagle, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 11 p.m. via VHF-FM radio reporting Jackson was ill and needed medical care.
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet arrived on scene and transferred an emergency medical technician, from the station, aboard the Golden Eagle. The MLB crew then escorted the Golden Eagle and its crew to a marina in Belmar, the boat’s homeport. Jackson’s care was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel.
“The Golden Eagle crew did a great job in responding to an at-sea emergency. The swift action of the crew made the situation run smoothly until the Coast Guard arrived,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Wishnoff, a crewmember from station Manasquan Inlet, “We want to remind all mariners to not solely rely on a cell phone as a primary means of communication. Keeping a VHF-FM radio on board your boat is an essential tool for contacting the Coast Guard in an emergency.”
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