Operation of salvage of the boat piloted by missing boat Capt. David C. McAuliffe
Sunken boat off Ocean City NJ is raised to surface. (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto)
Wife and father talk about David McAuliffe, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, lead captain of a 45-foot Sea Tow boat who is missing at sea, Wednesday April 25, 2013., outside his home. The Coast Guard announced that the search has been called off and that officials are now conducting a vessel-recovery operation. Press of Atlantic City video by Vernon Ogrodnek
With the vessel now located, State Police and the Coast Guard plan to jointly investigate what caused a boat commanded by David C. McAuliffe, a locally experienced captain, to sink near the Great Egg Harbor Inlet.
Great Egg Harbor Inlet, where missing ship captain David C. McAuliffe’s emergency beacon signaled his distress Tuesday morning, was already a shifting and dangerous waterway in storms, a situation that local captains said Hurricane Sandy only worsened.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The family of David C. McAuliffe, who is feared lost at sea, desperately begged potential rescuers to not give up on him, saying a favor must be repaid to a man who has saved countless lives on the region’s waters.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s search for the lead captain of the 45-foot Sea Tow boat Cape Hatteras continued through the night Tuesday after the boat went missing after leaving Atlantic City early in the morning.
Family members hug on the beach in Ocean City as the boat is raised. Sunday April 28 2013 (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto)
The Cape Hatteras, last piloted by Capt. David C. McAuliffe, of Egg Harbor Township, is raised Sunday off Ocean City.
The Cape Hatteras is lifted from the ocean off Ocean City.
The hull of the Cape Hatteras surfaces off Ocean City.
Family and friends waited Sunday on the beach near East Atlantic Drive and East Surf Road in Ocean City to see if the boat David C. McAuliffe …
Boats are seen off Ocean City Saturday, where the missing boat Cape Hatteras was found. Capt. David C. McAuliffe, 34, of Egg Harbor Township r…
David McAuliffe talks about his son, David McAuliffe, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, lead captain of a 45-foot Sea Tow boat who is missing at sea…
Lynsey McAuliffe, talks about her husband, David McAuliffe, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, lead captain of a 45-foot Sea Tow boat who is missing …
David McAuliffe, captain of the Cape Hatteras, was lost at sea.
A collection of photos during the raising of the Cape Hatteras, which sand off the Great Egg Inlet, off Ocean City, NJ. Pres of Atlantic City photographs by Michael Ein and Ben Fogletto,