Emergency Contacts

This is a list of the emergency contacts for the Sussex county area.   We also listed some general information sites, if there is something you would like to see listed please let us know.  There are also links for the Coast Guard, NOAA, Animal rescue groups, state park sites and much more.   Be safe out there, and keep an eye on our waters and each other for everyone’s safety.

Delaware State Parks Rangers Emergency/Dispatch ……………………………………………  (302) 739-4580

Delaware Fish and Wildlife (DFW)  …………………………. main office     (302) 739-9910

EMERGENCY 24 hour hotline ……………………………………………………….. 1 800-523-3336

(DFW) Kent & New Castle County Enforcement Office    ……. (302)  739-6139

(DFW) Sussex County Enforcement Office  ……………………….  (302)  855-1901

 

DNREC … report spills and violations  ……………………………..  1-800-662-8802

DNREC Emergency Response Team (fuel or hazmat spill): (800) 662-8802 (in state only) or (302) 739-9404

Environmental Crimes Unit – 302-739-9401 or 1-800-662-8802

USCG Station Indian River Inlet ………………………..  (302) 227-2439  or  (302) 227-2440

USCG Auxiliary Station Bowers Beach, DE ….. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary …….    (877) 875-6296

U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center (fuel spill): (800) 424-8802
Poison Center: (800) 722-7112

State Fire Marshal’s Office: (302) 739-5665

 

STATE PARKS … Sussex county

Beach Plum Island State Park … contact Cape Henlopen State Park office … (302) 645-8983

Cape Henlopen State Park (CHSP)  ….  Lewes, Delaware …. (302) 645-8983 ….. 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr. … Lewes, DE 19958 …

Delaware Seashore State Park (DSSP)  …..   Rehoboth Beach, Delaware  …. (302) 227-2800 ….  39415 Inlet Road …

Fenwick Island State Park … Contact Delaware Seashore State Park Office …. (302) 227-2800

Holts Landing State Park  …. Contact Delaware Seashore State Park office … (302) 227-2800

Indian River Life-Saving Station   ……   Delaware Seashore State Park …Phone: (302) 227-6991….  25039 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971  …..
Stranded animals … 

Delaware Diamond Back Turtle Rescue

MERR Institute for marine mammals …. (302) 228-5029

Tri-State Bird and Rescue …..  (302) 737-9543

 

Other helpful sites ….

Area chart for Atlantic near Delaware and Delaware bay … Chart 12214

NOAA Raster Navigational Charts – NOAA Raster Navigational Charts (NOAA RNC®) are full-color digital images of NOAA’s entire suite of paper charts. NOAA provides weekly updates to the RNCs, which are available for free on this site in the BSB format.

Free Electronic Navigational Charts for Boaters – NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts (NOAA ENC®) are vector data sets that represent NOAA’s newest and most powerful electronic charting product. NOAA ENCs conform with the International Hydrographic Office (IHO) S-57 international exchange format, comply with the IHO ENC Product Specification, and are provided with incremental updates that supply Notice to Mariners corrections and other critical changes. NOAA ENCs and updates are available for free download. NOAA ENC data may be used to fuel Electronic Chart and Display Information Systems (ECDIS).

Free Nautical BookCharts for Boaters – One of NOAA’s handiest navigation products, especially for recreational boaters, has been Coast Survey’s experimental BookletCharts — nautical charts that are easy to download and print from home computers. Coast Survey has now moved the BookletCharts from experimental stage into official production. Nearly a thousand newly updated BookletCharts are available free on the Web.

The Tidal Delaware Water Trail – Experience Southeastern Pennsylvania from a unique perspective – the water! The Tidal Delaware Water Trail is a path that has been checked and mapped – similar to a land trail, only on water. It guides motor boaters, paddlers and sailors to environmental, historical, and cultural experiences accessible by river.

US Coast Guard Boating Safety Division – Learn how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating. Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects, and laws and regulations you should know.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Information on boating in the State of Maryland.

Coast Guard Navigation Center NAVCEN – NAVCEN operates the Navigation Information Service (NIS), the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS), and LORAN. In addition, NAVCEN serves as the civilian interface for the Global Positioning System and manages other navigation-related projects. Here you will find information about Navigation Rules (International – Inland), COMDTINST M16672.2D, also known as the Rules of the Road or the Nav Rules.

NOAA – Online Chart Viewer – NOAA’s 1,000-plus U.S. coastal and Great Lakes nautical charts are viewable here on-line. Each chart is up-to-date with the most recent Notices to Mariners corrections. Use these on-line charts as a ready reference or planning tool. Use NOAA’s printed or digital charts to navigate with on your voyage.

National Weather Service Mount Holly – Find the latest weather from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ

Float Plan Central – What makes the float plan a complete and fully functional device is the Boating Emergency Guide™. This step-by-step guide assists the holder of your plan, who has a genuine concern for the safety or welfare of the people on board, in beginning the Search And Rescue process. It’s free from America’s Volunteer Lifesavers, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Safety is simple, if you have a plan.

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