Coast Guard assists 5 near Beaufort, NC

Coast Guard assists 5 near Beaufort, NC
Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted five people early Sunday after their vessel became swamped Saturday near Beaufort. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report from...

Coast Guard medevacs man 14 miles southwest of Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man 14 miles southwest of Cape Lookout, NC
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Fort Macon personnel medevaced a man Sunday night aboard a fishing vessel 14 miles southwest of Cape Lookout. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a call from the crew of the fishing vessel Lady Catherine requesting a medevac of a 54-year-old crew member reporting chest pains. Station Fort Macon...

Drifting in the dark: Stranded divers, a flashlight and a float plan

Drifting in the dark: Stranded divers, a flashlight and a float plan
Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Sparks used this high-powered flashlight to signal a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, July 6, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn A loud pop startled two scuba divers exploring a wreck 50 feet below the ocean’s surface eight miles off Atlantic Beach,...

Sector North Carolina, Station Fort Macon and Cutter Smilax crews change commands

Sector North Carolina, Station Fort Macon and Cutter Smilax crews change commands
Coast Guard Cutter Smilax, moored at its homeport of Coast Guard Station Fort Macon. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin. Wilmington, N.C. — The crews of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard Station Fort Macon and the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax all changed commands during ceremonies in Atlantic Beach Friday. Capt. Jerry Barnes passed leadership of Sector North Carolina...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Emerald Isle, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Emerald Isle, NC
Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 17-year-old teen who went missing in the vicinity of the 7900 block of Emerald Isle Saturday. Coast Guard assets covered approximately 129 square nautical miles and searched for over 25 hours. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina were notified at roughly 8 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Morehead City, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man near Morehead City, NC
FORT MACON, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Fort Macon crew medevaced an injured man in Bougue Sound near Morehead City, early this morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report this morning that the 36-foot fishing vessel Ocean Stinger had run aground with three crew members aboard. One man had sustained an injury to his head and the crew...

Coast Guard helps medevac man near Beaufort, NC

Coast Guard helps medevac man near Beaufort, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and a Seatow vessel crew medevaced an injured man south of Beaufort, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report at about 1:50 p.m. that a man had cut his foot on an oyster bed on Carrot Island. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water (SPC-SW) crew launched from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Beaufort, NC

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Beaufort, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four people after their vessel began taking on water, leaving them stranded near Beaufort, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report at about 3:45 p.m. from TowboatUS that a recreational boat with three adults and an infant on board was taking on water south of Carrot Island. A 24-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs injured sailor near Morehead City, NC

Coast Guard medevacs injured sailor near Morehead City, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured sailor near Morehead City Thursday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report that a man alone aboard his sailboat had fallen and hurt his shoulder at about 4:15 p.m. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water (SPC-SW) crew launched from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon...