Coast Guard Crews Stay Busy Over Weekend

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard crews in Hampton Roads and North Carolina assisted several boaters in distress this weekend.

Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle, N.C., rescued four people this morning from a 25-foot bayliner that ran aground in New River Inlet, N.C. Initially, a tow boat attempted to refloat the vessel, but was unsuccessful. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina was notified at 6:30 a.m. today, and Station Emerald Isle launched shortly thereafter. The rescued were taken to New River Marina.

Coast Guard Station Little Creek, Va., rescued two people today from an 18-foot pleasure craft after their vessel became disabled in the vicinity of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Crewmembers aboard a 47-foot motor lifeboat towed the disabled vessel and the mariners to Cove Point Marina in Norfolk, Va.

A 25-foot rescue boat and a 41-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Va., located two vessels that ran aground in Wormley Creek near the York River Saturday evening. The Coast Guard crews removed four people from the 35-foot sail boat Catspaw after the captain of the vessel requested to leave the vessel. In addition, a 45-foot pleasure craft Nan Sea II with three people on board also ran aground. A Good Samaritan in the area assisted this vessel and later towed the Catspaw to the Wormley Creek Marina.

Their are no reports of injuries in any of these cases.

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