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...

Coast Guard responds to submerged vessel near Currituck, NC

Coast Guard responds to submerged vessel near Currituck, NC
The 52-foot pleasure craft Cheryl Lynn is soft aground in four feet of water, 400 feet outside the navigable channel in North Landing River, N.C., May 8, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard responded Sunday to a submerged boat in Currituck Sound. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call at about 12:34 p.m. from the operator of a 52-foot pleasure...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized boat in Albemarle Sound

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized boat in Albemarle Sound
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Saturday after their boat capsized in the Albemarle Sound near Hertford. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification from Hertford County 911 dispatchers that two people were overboard in the Albemarle Sound off Harvey Point at approximately 7:25 p.m. A Coast Guard 29-foot Response...

Coast Guard ends active search in Lake Michigan for missing boater

Coast Guard ends active search in Lake Michigan for missing boater
MILWAUKEE – Coast Guard personnel have ended their active search in Lake Michigan, Thursday night, for Joseph Kiehm, last seen Tuesday. The Coast Guard located Kiehm’s boat, the Wild Irish, adrift in Lake Michigan about 10 miles northeast of Milwaukee, Thursday afternoon, after being notified by the captain of the Lake Express Ferry who was on a scheduled transit to Muskegon, Michigan. Kiehm...

Coast Guard medevacs man 127 miles east of Virginia Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man 127 miles east of Virginia Beach
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man Friday from a sailboat 127 miles east of Virginia Beach. A crewman aboard the 37-foot sailboat Bad Cat contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders via a satellite phone at approximately 12:24 p.m. to report the captain of the vessel was suffering from a skin infection. District watchstanders launched an MH-60 Jayhawk...