A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 25-foot Defender class security boat. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Public Affairs Specialist 3rd Class Kelly Newlin (RELEASED)


A random check of a sailboat on the East River this week, uncovered an unexpected catch – a boatload of weapons below deck.



When the locked vault containing several unlicensed guns was discovered, the USCG alerted NYPD harbor units, who promptly seized the cache and arrested Jacob Antwerpen, a car dealer from Annapolis, Md.

NYPD Harbor Unit. Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


As reported by the New York Post, the vessel was apparently sailing from Maryland to Boston when the Coast Guard stopped it for a safety inspection.

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee