Coast Guard frees, dewaters entangled fishing vessel near Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard frees, dewaters entangled fishing vessel near Oregon Inlet, NC
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, helps dewater and free the 50-foot, commercial fishing vessel Big Kahuna near Oregon Inlet Feb. 1, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ryan Sexton) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard responded to a vessel taking on water near Oregon Inlet Thursday. The crew aboard the 50-foot commercial fishing vessel Big Tahuna called...

Coast Guard assists fishing boat taking on water near Hatteras Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists fishing boat taking on water near Hatteras Inlet, NC
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet tows the fishing vessel Fishunter in Pamlico Sound near Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, Jan. 26, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Cody Coplin) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a fishing vessel taking on water in Pamlico Sound near Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, this morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard rescues 2 on fishing vessel near Frying Pan Tower, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 on fishing vessel near Frying Pan Tower, NC
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen aboard a vessel disabled and taking on water 20 miles southeast of Bald Head Island Friday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification at approximately 3:50 p.m. that the 50-foot fishing vessel Shannondoah was experiencing engine issues....

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Hatteras Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Hatteras Island, NC
A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet and a Dare County EMS team prepare to transfer an ailing 20-year-old male from a fishing vessel to the MLB off Hatteras Island, North Carolina, Dec. 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Habel/Released) WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced a man who had suffered possible injuries aboard...

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water near Ocracoke Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water near Ocracoke Inlet, NC
A crew from Station Hatteras Inlet prepares to tow a disabled, 33-foot sailboat that was taking on water about 20 miles east of Ocracoke Inlet, Dec. 5, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Habel) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a man after his sailboat began taking on water early Tuesday morning near Ocracoke Inlet. “This mariner called for help right away...

Coast Guard experiences spike in suspected hoax distress cases in NC, Va.

Coast Guard experiences spike in suspected hoax distress cases in NC, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard command centers in North Carolina and Virginia experienced an increase in suspected hoax distress calls in November. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington and Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth typically notice a spike in the amount of traffic on VHF-FM channel 16 during the late fall, as well as an increase in suspected false distress...

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water off Hatteras Island, NC

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water off Hatteras Island, NC
A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet approaches a sailboat taking on water 13 miles east of Hatteras Island, North Carolina, Nov. 26, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chuck Seckinger) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a man aboard a boat taking on water off Hatteras Island Sunday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina...

Coast Guard stops runaway boat near Pamlico County, NC

Coast Guard stops runaway boat near Pamlico County, NC
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard stopped a runaway boat near Pamlico County Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification at about 9:45 a.m. that a 14-foot jon boat was spinning in circles with no one aboard in the vicinity of Goose Creek and Dixon Creek. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Hatteras Inlet, NC

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Hatteras Inlet, NC
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo HATTERAS, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman approximately 1 mile south of Hatteras Inlet, Tuesday. Sector North Carolina watchstanders received notification that a crewmember aboard the 75-foot fishing vessel Lady Carolyn was reportedly injured on the hand by a stingray barb. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet...