Hoaxes: NOT a joke.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hoaxes: Not a joke Say the word hoax out loud. It sounds similar to the noise you might make if something was stuck in your throat. Just like something stuck in your throat, hoaxes are obstructions to the life-saving work that the Coast Guard does. Hoaxes waste vital search and rescue resources and unnecessarily put […]

NJ Yacht Hoax Linked to Texas Prank

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Coast Guard announced today that the hoax distress call made on June 11 by a man claiming to be the captain of a yacht that exploded off the coast of Sandy Hook, N.J., was linked to another hoax call made in Texas May 20. The case of the Houston-area vessel, the Skylark, came to […]