Coast Guard tows adrift vessel in rough seas near Beaufort Inlet, N.C.

Atlantic Beach, NC – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Block Island towed a disabled sailboat adrift in rough seas with three people aboard 46 miles south of Beaufort Inlet, N.C., Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call over VHS channel 16 from the 44-foot sailing vessel Dove II stating they were out of fuel and adrift with torn sails.

The weather conditions on scene were 8- to 12-foot seas with 25-knot winds.

The Block Island was diverted to assist, and took the vessel in tow at 3:20 p.m.

At 11:07 p.m., Seatow arrived on scene and took over towing the disabled vessel to the Beaufort docks.

The Block Island is an 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Atlantic Beach, N.C.

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