Coast Guard oversees completion of pollution response near Oregon Inlet, N.C.

OREGON INLET, N.C. – Coast Guard on-scene coordinators from Sector North Carolina oversaw the completion of the removal of potential pollutants from the Makayla and Noah aground in Pea Island Wildlife Refuge south of Oregon Inlet Saturday.

IMS Environmental Services, the company the Coast Guard contracted to perform the removal, completed removing 350 gallons of diesel fuel and other pollutants from the 55-foot catamaran at 1 p.m.

The Makayla & Noah drifted from anchor onto the beach at the refuge south of Oregon Inlet early Thursday morning after the Coast Guard rescued the vessel operator late Wednesday. Efforts to remove the potential pollution had been in progress since Thursday night.

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