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 enforces safety zone for Herbert C. Bonner Bridge construction in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard enforces safety zone for Herbert C. Bonner Bridge construction in Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is intermittently enforcing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet to ensure public safety during the Herbert C. Bonner bridge construction from Jan. 29 to March 24. While activated, the safety zone will restrict vessel traffic in the vicinity of the bridge, which will be under construction. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone...

Coast Guard recovers stranded boaters near Nags Head, NC

Coast Guard recovers stranded boaters near Nags Head, NC
Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet safely recovered three people on Monday after their jet boat ran aground on a small island between Wanchese and Bodie Island. The boaters ran aground on Sunday at approximately 4 p.m., and contacted Station Oregon Inlet on Monday at 2:20 a.m. via cell phone after making unsuccessful...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing mariner from vessel in Duck, NC

Coast Guard medevacs ailing mariner from vessel in Duck, NC
A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Oregon Inlet in Nags Head, North Carolina, approaches an 84-foot vessel off Duck, North Carolina, Oct. 25, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ryan Sexton) WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced an ailing mariner from a vessel in Duck, North Carolina, Wednesday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet in Nags Head,...

Coast Guard assists 1 after kayak overturns near Kitty Hawk, NC

Coast Guard assists 1 after kayak overturns near Kitty Hawk, NC
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted one man after his kayak overturned near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Friday evening. An already-underway Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet in Nags Head, North Carolina, heard a mayday call on VHF-FM channel 16 at...

Video – Coast Guard station conducts surf drills in Oregon Inlet, NC

Video - Coast Guard station conducts surf drills in Oregon Inlet, NC
NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet crews conducted surf training near the Oregon Inlet bar in Nags Head this week. Hurricane Maria remained about 150 miles offshore as it passed North Carolina’s Outer Banks, but created surf conditions in Oregon Inlet from Tuesday to Thursday. Station Oregon Inlet 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews used the sea conditions to conduct surf drills for 18...

Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes in Oregon Inlet, NC
The 54-foot fishing boat Synergy washes up on the beach after capsizing in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy National Park Service) WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued five people after their boat capsized in the surf in Oregon Inlet, Saturday. A mariner in the area contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington...

Coast Guard assists boater off Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists boater off Oregon Inlet, NC
Crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet assist an 18-foot pleasure craft near Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, July 28, 2017. (Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ryan Sexton) WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet personnel assisted a disabled vessel today near Oregon Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a report of a disabled 18-foot pleasure craft with...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Currituck Sound, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Currituck Sound, NC
29-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing man in Currituck Sound, North Carolina. The Coast Guard began searching when Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington were notified at about 1:05 p.m. that a 45-year-old man went missing while tubing behind a pontoon boat in Currituck Sound in the vicinity of Duck,...