5 Rip Current Safety Tips You Need to Know

Rip currents – often incorrectly dubbed “rip tides” or “undertows” – are strong, narrow currents of water that move quickly away from the shore, especially along the coasts of oceans, seas, large lakes, or wherever there are breaking waves. When […]


Coast Guard assets from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Philadelphia enforce a safety zone for the parade of sail for Sail Philadelphia 2018 as tall ships from around the world transit the Delaware River in Philadelphia, May 24, 2018. Ships will be docked along the Delaware River Waterfront from Market Street to the end of the Penn’s Landing Marina. Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef

Sail Philadelphia 2018

Photo story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef Weeks of planning and preparation come to fruition as members of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay prepared for the arrival of this year’s tall ships. Cannons boomed and spectators cheered as tall ships from […]


Rosie the Right Whale

Hi there! My name is Rosie. Do you know what I love to do? If you said swimming in the ocean, you’re right! Every year I travel from the north to the south and back again. It’s what I do. […]


Leader of Leaders

By Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen The military is known for developing leaders. An effective leader knows the benefit in creating leaders out of those who follow. The men and women of the Coast Guard are introduced to these principles […]


Protecting the Pope, Protecting the People

Story by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen When the Vatican announced Pope Francis would visit Philadelphia as part of a three-city tour of the United States, the men and women of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay began making preparations for […]


Adam Gibson stands beside his 20-foot Sea Ray fishing boat at his home in Townsend, Delaware.

A forgiving lesson in boating safety

Story and photo by PA3 Peter Hoey After concluding a routine fishing venture June 3, 2014, Adam Gibson headed toward Port Mahon, Delaware. As he steered his 20-foot Sea Ray boat, which he has owned for the past five years, […]


An EPIRB is shown attached to a Coast Guard small boat.

Before your boat starts leakin’, register your beacon

Summer will be here soon and what better way to enjoy the great weather than on the water? A prepared boater should have all the proper safety equipment aboard, including life jackets, visual and audio distress signals, navigation lights, a […]


Coast Guard teaches members motorcycle safety in NJ

Post and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen According to Coast Guard policy, it is required for active duty members to take a motorcycle safety course before riding a motorcycle on or off duty. Members of Coast […]