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Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Sector New York Capt. Gregory Hitchen speaks Tuesday during a news conference in New York. The Coast Guard says a reported explosion on a motor yacht off central New Jersey likely was a hoax, and an extensive search and rescue operation cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Hoax sea emergencies cost Coast Guard, taxpayers

Hoax emergency calls like the one about a yacht explosion off New Jersey cost U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars a year — yet authorities who police the nation’s coastlines acknowledge there’s little they can do to prevent them.

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