Coast Guard medevacs ailing sailboat captain near Columbia, NC

Coast Guard medevacs ailing sailboat captain near Columbia, NC
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an ailing sailboat captain near Columbia Sunday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center in Wilmington received a call from the sailboat captain at about 4:45 p.m. He requested...

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water in Alligator River, NC

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water in Alligator River, NC
Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a man whose sailboat was taking on water near Columbia, North Carolina, Sunday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City were notified at about 5:15 p.m. of a boat taking on water southeast of Columbia in the Alligator River. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Giving back to move forward

Giving back to move forward
Coast Guard Cmdr. Warren Judge, executive officer of Base Elizabeth City, North Carolina, poses for a photograph outside the command building on base, Aug. 10, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Elizabeth City, NC – If ever you enter the office of Coast Guard Cmdr. Warren Judge, he will most likely greet you not with a handshake, but with a fist bump. It...

Coast Guard assists yacht taking on water near Elizabeth City, NC

Coast Guard assists yacht taking on water near Elizabeth City, NC
A 43-foot motor boat taking on water in the Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City, July 30, 2017.  (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Frederick Lamm) ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard helped dewater a yacht that had run aground and was taking on water in the Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City, Sunday. A crew member aboard the 43-foot motor boat Eager Miss contacted Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Reef Point, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Reef Point, NC
USCG File Photo ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a sailboat near Reef Point, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received notification that the 40-foot sailboat The Eleventh Hour had ran aground near Reef Point and was taking on water with two people aboard. The Coast Guard responded by sending a 29-foot Rescue Boat-Small crew...

Boatswains among birds — the secret salts of Elizabeth City

Boatswains among birds — the secret salts of Elizabeth City
A view of Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina’s, boathouse, March 10, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) Elizabeth City, NC – Perhaps the best kept boat station secret in the Mid-Atlantic region lies nestled within the largest Coast Guard facility in the country, at Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City in Eastern North Carolina. Coast Guard Station Elizabeth...

Multi-agency search for man in Currituck Sound, NC

Multi-agency search for man in Currituck Sound, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard, partner agencies and good Samaritans are searching for a man Sunday who was last seen Saturday aboard a skiff in Currituck Sound, west of Knotts Island, North Carolina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received initial notification that an unmanned 19-foot skiff was circling just south of the entrance to Tull Bay at about 6:40 p.m. Saturday. A...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat near Wachapreague, Va.

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat near Wachapreague, Va.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Brown, an engineer at Station Wachapreague, Virginia, gazes at an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flying over Metompkin Inlet August 2, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Sanchez) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people as their disabled boat began taking on water in Metompkin Inlet near Wachapreague Tuesday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard, local agencies assist four after boat sinks 6 miles off Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard, local agencies assist four after boat sinks 6 miles off Cape Charles, Va.
CAPE CHARLES, V.A. — The Coast Guard and local agencies assisted four people whose boat flooded and sank Friday approximately six miles southwest of Cape Charles. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a phone call from the distressed boaters at 8:21 a.m. that their boat was taking on water and their on-board bilge pump could not keep up with the flooding. Sector Hampton Roads...