Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes in Oregon Inlet, NC
The 54-foot fishing boat Synergy washes up on the beach after capsizing in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy National Park Service) WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued five people after their boat capsized in the surf in Oregon Inlet, Saturday. A mariner in the area contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington...

Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes near Camp Lejeune, NC

Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes near Camp Lejeune, NC
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his boat capsized near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Saturday. A person on the beach saw the boat capsize and called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington at about 11:55 a.m. to report that a 23-foot boat with two people aboard capsized in the vicinity of Browns...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman in Pamlico Sound, NC

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman in Pamlico Sound, NC
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call on VHF-FM channel 16 at about 5:55 p.m., reporting that a 53-year-old deckhand aboard the 83-foot fishing vessel Chasity Brooke injured...

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard vessel taking on water off Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard vessel taking on water off Cape Lookout, NC
Coast Guard Cutter Cochito File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted 3 people after their boat began taking on water near Cape Lookout, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a mayday call over VHF-FM channel 16 at about 4:40 p.m. that a 32-foot boat with three people aboard was taking on water 10 miles south of Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Sector...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing NC fisherman

Coast Guard suspends search for missing NC fisherman
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina suspended its search Sunday for a fisherman reported overdue with two others near Bogue Inlet last Friday. The men’s capsized 19-foot skiff was discovered Saturday by a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City approximately five miles southwest of Bogue Inlet. The...

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition X-Ray for Ports of Wilmington, Morehead City, NC

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition X-Ray for Ports of Wilmington, Morehead City, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port of North Carolina has set Port Condition X-ray Monday for the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City in preparation for the anticipated weather impact from potential Tropical Cyclone 10. Gale force winds (34 knots or 39 mph) and above are predicted along the coast of North Carolina. Pleasure craft operators are advised to seek safe harbor. To enter, transit,...

Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids in Barden Inlet, NC

Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids in Barden Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids near Cape Lookout and Harkers Island, North Carolina, beginning August 7. Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Barden Inlet has progressed over the past few months, making the waterway inaccessible to many vessels. The aids to navigation listed below no longer accurately mark the waterway. The current position...

Coast Guard rescues 3 kayakers near Southport, NC

Coast Guard rescues 3 kayakers near Southport, NC
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after their kayak overturned near Southport, North Carolina, Saturday. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Oak Island, North Carolina, notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington at...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue French sailor in mid-Atlantic region

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue French sailor in mid-Atlantic region
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for an overdue French sailor in the mid-Atlantic region at 2 p.m. Friday. The Coast Guard began searching when Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth received a mayday distress broadcast on Sunday...