Coast Guard Tows Disabled Vessel to Lighthouse Marina

A 26-foot sailing vessel was disabled and adrift

The Coast Guard towed a disabled sailing vessel earlier today to Lighthouse Marina near Barnegat Inlet.

The 26-foot sailing vessel, South Cross, was disabled and adrift near the Barnegat Inlet Jetty with two people aboard and no anchor line, officials with the Coast Guard said in a press release.

A Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light crew aboard a 47-foot motor lifeboat arrived on scene and took the vessel in tow, according to the release.

"It was a great feeling to see our constant training come into effect with a successful outcome," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Stanley Zubrzycki, a Station Barnegat Light crewmember. "We always go out expecting the worst, and we do our best to turn it into a good situation."

Colleen Platt September 18, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Doctor Andy, As I have explained to you before, the only comments I have deleted off of here are those that violate our terms of service. If you have any news tips, feel free to email me at colleen.platt@patch.com. As always, thanks for reading. - Colleen
poppajon September 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM
What disabled a SAILING vessel, did they loose steering!??? or maby they forgot their sails! If sails can be used and the steering wasnt disabled , they could have navigated, the inlet, the bay and the back channels!!! Been there done that!!!!! POPPAJON!!!!!!!!!!!! 26 foot puffffff!!!!nutin....
poppajon September 18, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Oh Gee did the MOTOR break!!! darn.... rip the sails up and go for it !!!!! or your not a SAILOR,!!!!!!!!! get a powerboat...
poppajon September 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM
At least when a powerboat breaks down you have an excues to call for help!!!
poppajon September 18, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Heres a news tip COLLEEN! anyone with a boat should be able to navigate Barnegat Bay and The inlet in a dens fog using only a nauticle chart and a compass and a timepiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POPPAJON benn there done that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
poppajon September 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Oh also a knotmetre!
poppajon September 19, 2012 at 12:49 AM
poppajon September 19, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Let me guess. They bought a MC mansion in one of the GREAT retirement comunities, which we ar inundated with , and drive the boat like they drive their motor vehicle!!!!I almost got hit 4 times this summer by/ you guessed it 80 + seinors !!!! its nuts around here anymore!!!!!!
WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot September 19, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Doctor Andy, Your comments are spot on! My comments were deleted last night when I pointed out an obvious contradiction in one of Colleen's articles. When I responded to my original comment being deleted, my response was also deleted. I hope this one makes it past the censors.
Colleen Platt September 19, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Whiskeytango, Again, I cite our terms of service. And I addressed the contradiction, so it has been corrected. Again, all, thanks for reading and your contributions. - Colleen


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