Corrected: Coast Guard completes 32-hour tow of disabled sailboat

Corrected: Coast Guard completes 32-hour tow of disabled sailboat
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard completed a tow of the disabled 54-foot sailboat Zulu at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday. Coast Guard assets towed the Zulu more than 150 miles over a 32-hour period. The captain aboard the Zulu initially contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders via satellite phone at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, reporting the sailboat was disabled and adrift with three people...

Coast Guard rescues 4, assists others off Va., NC coasts

Coast Guard rescues 4, assists others off Va., NC coasts
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, with the assistance of the Navy, saved four lives and responded to a total of five sailboats in distress off the Atlantic Coast Thursday and Friday. Coast Guard assets and personnel involved in Thursday and Friday’s search, rescue and vessel assists were crews aboard two HC-130 Hercules airplanes and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Cape Lookout, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a man aboard a 22-foot Bayliner taking on water near the Lookout Bight Jetty in Cape Lookout, N.C. A man contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday reporting his vessel was disabled and taking on water, and he was going to abandon the vessel. Coast...

Coast Guard searches for man near Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard searches for man near Cape Lookout, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard began searching Tuesday for a man aboard a 22-foot Bayliner taking on water near the Lookout Bight Jetty in Cape Lookout, N.C. A man contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, reporting his vessel was disabled and taking on water, and he was going to abandon the vessel. Sector...

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing vessel

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing vessel
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted five people aboard a 54-foot fishing boat by mooring the boat Thursday morning after towing them approximately 55 miles from south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., to Wanchese, N.C. The operator of the fishing boat Blue Fin contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday and requested assistance for the five crewmembers...

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing vessel from 12 miles off Cape Hatteras, NC

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing vessel from 12 miles off Cape Hatteras, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted five people aboard a 54-foot fishing boat Wednesday after the fishing boat became disabled and adrift approximately 12 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The operator of the fishing boat Blue Fin contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at approximately 7 a.m. and requested assistance. Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued a marine...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from disabled sailboat 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 from disabled sailboat 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday aboard a 43-foot sailboat that was disabled and adrift approximately 17 miles east of Oregon Inlet, N.C. Crewmembers aboard the Cimarron, a 43-foot sailboat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday reporting they had lost their rigging and were adrift. Sector North...

Coast Guard rescues sailors 30 miles off Cape Hatteras, NC

Coast Guard rescues sailors 30 miles off Cape Hatteras, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard rescued two sailors after their 49-foot sailing vessel began taking on water approximately 30 miles east off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Monday. At approximately 3 a.m., a crewmember aboard the Devil Slander contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina and reported that they were disabled, adrift, taking on water and in need of assistance. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard tows distressed vessel from 60 miles off NC coast

PORTSMOUTH, Va. —The Coast Guard is towing a disabled 40-foot fishing vessel to Beaufort, N.C., Thursday. A family member of the Provider II’s crew notified Coast Guard watchstanders that the ship was disabled and adrift approximately 60 miles east of Cape Fear, N.C., at approximately 1 a.m. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington, N.C., issued an urgent marine information...