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NEWS
August 8, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THINK IT SOUNDS fishy that largemouth bass swim in the Delaware River? Well, forget it. They do, and they're getting baited, bagged and tossed back. For the first time, the Bassmaster Elite Series is being held in Philadelphia, and yesterday's late-afternoon launch at Penn's Landing was anything but floundering. For the next three days, pro anglers and bass fishermen will have spectators and fishing fanatics hooked as the Elite pros troll the river to compete for a prize at the end of a four-day excursion.
NEWS
July 9, 1989 | By Linda A. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
After the nation's worst oil spill on March 24 fouled Prince William Sound, Alaska, Cynthia Poten began to worry even more about the safety of her great passion - the Delaware River. At first, Poten, river keeper of the 330-mile-long waterway, was reassured when she checked into the Delaware River and Bay Cooperative, an emergency system designed to enable riverside industries and the Coast Guard to contain swiftly any spill in the Delaware. That reassurance evaporated June 24 when the Uruguayan tanker Presidente Rivera ran aground off Claymont, Del., dumping 307,000 gallons of No. 6 heating oil into the river in an area blessed with bird and wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries.
NEWS
July 5, 1989 | By Linda A. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
After the nation's worst oil spill on March 24 fouled Prince William Sound, Alaska, Cynthia Poten began to worry even more about the safety of her great passion - the Delaware River. At first, Poten, river keeper of the 330-mile-long waterway, was reassured when she checked into the Delaware River and Bay Cooperative, an emergency system designed to enable riverside industries and the Coast Guard to contain swiftly any spill in the Delaware. That reassurance evaporated June 24 when the Uruguayan tanker Presidente Rivera ran aground off Claymont, Del., dumping 307,000 gallons of No. 6 heating oil into the river in an area blessed with bird and wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries.
NEWS
July 15, 2008 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The search for a 21-year-old North Philadelphia man, last seen on Sunday while swimming off the Frankford Arsenal pier in the Delaware River, continued yesterday as more than two dozen family and neighborhood residents gathered at the river's edge to keep vigil. Alesandro Valentin of the 2300 block of Reese Street was described as an artist and a former student at Edison High School. Impatient with the search, four family members climbed into a boat and conducted their own hunt alongside Coast Guard and police units.
NEWS
June 23, 2008 | By Henry J. Holcomb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia's maritime industry - business executives, labor leaders, and longshoremen waving thank-you signs - cheered today as Army and Pennsylvania officials signed a formal agreement to deepen the Delaware River. Gov. Rendell, calling it "the most important project in the history of the port," said dredging could begin in 10 months. He said the $379 million project would protect existing jobs and create tens of thousands more. Not so fast, said a spokeswoman for New Jersey Gov. Corzine.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there is a boating accident, oil spill, or potential terrorist threat, a 14-mile stretch of the Delaware River just south of Philadelphia now has heightened surveillance. A sophisticated system of cameras, radar, and video monitors designed by Boeing Co. has been set up at three undisclosed locations between the Commodore Barry Bridge, Marcus Hook, and Hog Island in Tinicum, aimed at providing increased riverfront security and the capacity to prevent, or react to, adverse events.
NEWS
May 30, 2010
A small seaplane carrying two males landed safely Saturday in the Delaware River near Harrah's Casino in Chester, the Coast Guard said. Both occupants were rescued and not seriously injured. The plane landed upside-down around 11 a.m., a dispatch center in Gloucester County reported. The occupants were on top of the plane when rescue crews arrived. Once the two were carried to shore, they were taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland. They were being treated for minor injuries and were expected to be released, a hospital spokesman said.
NEWS
July 7, 2010
Police on Tuesday were investigating how a white SUV ended up in the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia. Police initially responded to a report of the SUV going into the Delaware on Monday night at the boat ramp at Princeton Avenue in Tacony, but there was no sign of the vehicle. They returned Tuesday, and after police divers located it in the river, a tow truck pulled it to shore. There was no word on whether the SUV was stolen or had been used in a crime. - Inquirer staff
NEWS
June 21, 2010
Police searched Sunday evening for a woman who fell off a tube in the Delaware River near the West Deptford municipal boat ramp. The woman, in her 40s, was drifting on the tube with two other people around 5:40 p.m. when she fell off and did not resurface. The other riders made it to shore, State Police Sgt. Stephen Jones said. Two Coast Guard boats, three state police boats with sonar equipment, and a helicopter were being used to search for the woman. The search was expected to resume Monday.
NEWS
January 24, 2012 | Staff Report
The body of a white male was found floating in the Delaware River in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section late last night. East Detectives and other emergency crews responded to the scene and the body was recovered just before midnight Tuesday. The unknown man, said to be in his 30s or 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The body was taken to the medical examiner's office to await an autopsy. Police say they have no further information on the man's identity or cause of death.
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