New Jersey Hoax Call Strikes a Familiar Chord

A suspected hoax distress call made earlier this month about a yacht explosion off the coast of New Jersey may be connected to a similar "unresolved" distress call made in the Houston, Texas area in May, the U.S. Coast Guard says. On June 11th, Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service New York received a distress call at approximately 4:20 p.m., reportedly from the master of the … [Read more...]

Shocking Audio of New Jersey “Hoax Call” Released [LISTEN]

The Coast Guard has just released a recording of the distress call that prompted an extensive search and rescue operation and mass casualty receptions areas to be set up yesterday following a reported yacht explosion off the coast of New Jersey, and what you will hear is nearly unbelievable. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service New York received the distress call on VHF … [Read more...]

Blast Rocks Luxury Yacht Off New Jersey Coast… Or Does It? [UPDATE]

UPDATE (13:00 pst, Tues): Listen to the unbelievable audio recording of the "Blind Date" hoax call. UPDATE (07:15 pst, Tues) The Coast Guard is now investigating this as a hoax and is offering a $3,000 reward for information about the fake call. "More than 200 first responders assembled mass casualty receptions areas in Newark, and Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, N.J., … [Read more...]