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MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard recognizes Cross Sound Ferry crew for heroic rescue

News Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 1st District PA Detachment New York
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment New York
Office: (212) 514-4291
After Hours: (917) 703-0983
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Coast Guard recognizes Cross Sound Ferry crew for heroic rescue 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to present a Public Service Award to the Cross Sound Ferry Cape Henlopen crew on Friday, August 14.

The Cape Henlopen crew will be recognized for their efforts in responding to a vessel in distress and rescuing five people north of Plum Island, New York on July 20, 2020.

On July 20, the captain and crew of Cape Henlopen responded to a vessel in distress in Long Island Sound. The crew acted immediately, notifying the Coast Guard and launching a rescue boat. Upon approach, the Cape Henlopen rescue crew noticed the vessel in distress was taking on water and proceeded to rescue the five people onboard. After checking for medical concerns, all five people were safely returned to shore.

Who: Capt. Eva Van Camp, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, and the Cape Henlopen crew

What: Presentation of United States Coast Guard Certificate of Merit

When: 9:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.

Where: Cross Sound Ferry Services, Inc., 2 Ferry St., New London, CT 06320

Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Cross Sound Ferry Public Affairs Director Stan Mickus at [email protected] or (860) 460-8437. For Coast Guard inquiries, contact Coast Guard Public Affairs at (917) 703-0983. 



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