Coast Guard suspends its search for child swept to sea near Kitty Hawk, NC

Coast Guard suspends its search for child swept to sea near Kitty Hawk, NC
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 4-year-old boy who was swept away by a wave in Kitty Hawk Wednesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center in Wilmington received initial notification at...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 2 kayakers off Currituck Beach, NC

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 2 kayakers off Currituck Beach, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. – Multiple worked together to rescue two kayakers whose vessels capsized about one half mile off Currituck Beach, North Carolina, April 6, 2017. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s Command Center in Wilmington...

Coast Guard to establish temporary safety zone on Cape Fear River, NC

Coast Guard to establish temporary safety zone on Cape Fear River, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va.— The Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Captain of the Port (COTP) is scheduled to enforce a temporary safety zone on the Cape Fear River for the motor vessel Zhen Hua 18, March 29, 2018. The 753-foot heavy-load carrier will be delivering two new ship-to-shore container cranes to the North Carolina State Port Authority (NCSPA) facility located on the Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North...

Coast Guard warns boaters of significant shoaling in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard warns boaters of significant shoaling in Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is urging mariners to use extreme caution when transiting the channel at Oregon Inlet due to significant shoaling and extremely shallow water. The shoaling, especially in the vicinity of Oregon Inlet Buoys 4 (LLNR 27990) and 6 (LLNR 28003), poses a significant threat to mariners. The Coast Guard strongly advises to proceed with extreme caution...

Coast Guard, partners monitoring stray cargo container response off Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard, partners monitoring stray cargo container response off Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard, NOAA and Environmental Protection Agency are monitoring the tracking and assessment of approximately 76 stray cargo containers about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Saturday. On Sunday, March 4, the cargo ship Maersk Shanghai alerted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command center via VHF-FM channel 16 that they lost about 70 cargo...

70 stray cargo containers pose threat to mariners off North Carolina

70 stray cargo containers pose threat to mariners off North Carolina
PORTSMOUTH, Va.— The cargo ship Maersk Shanghaiis warning mariners of navigation hazards after about 70 cargo containers fell off of a cargo ship Saturday night, about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. The cargo ship Maersk Shanghai contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command center via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16, notifying them that they lost approximately...

Historic lighthouse a modern-day marvel

Historic lighthouse a modern-day marvel
Cape Lookout Lighthouse shines from Cape Lookout National Seashore southeast of Harkers Island, North Carolina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) The Coast Guard recently overcame various hurdles in North Carolina to keep the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse shining. Some of the light’s rare components sustained storm damage in mid-January and the light was without...

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...