Coast Guard Cutter Diligence brings relief supplies to Cape Fear communities

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence brings relief supplies to Cape Fear communities
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence stacks cases of water on the fantail of the ship Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Michael Salerno) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence provided humanitarian relief supplies Wednesday to the crew of Coast Guard Station Oak Island and Bald Head Island, North Carolina communities. Diligence’s small boats...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sailboat off North Carolina coast

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sailboat off North Carolina coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Saturday from a sailboat after the sailboat’s sails were damaged by high winds approximately 60 miles southeast of Bald Head Island. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an alert at approximately 6 p.m. from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registered to the 40-foot,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 39-year-old man Tuesday from Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Bald Head Island paramedics contacted Coast Guard Station Oak Island personnel at approximately 3 a.m. and requested assistance in transferring a patient suffering stomach pains to Deep Point Marina in Southport, North Carolina. Coast Guard Station Oak Island launched a 25-foot Response...

Coast Guard Station Oak Island medevacs pregnant woman from Bald Head Island, NC

Coast Guard Station Oak Island medevacs pregnant woman from Bald Head Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 30-year-old , pregnant woman Monday from Bald Head Island. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received a request for assistance from the public safety officer at Bald Head Island at approximately 2:50 a.m., stating the woman was experiencing pain and complications related to her pregnancy and required transportation to Southport...

Coast Guard rescues 10 people southeast of Bald Head Island.

Coast Guard rescues 10 people southeast of Bald Head Island.
OAK ISLAND, N.C. ­— The Coast Guard rescued 10 people Thursday after their 22-foot pontoon boat the people were on started taking on water southeast of Bald Head Island. The boaters were traveling to Bald Head Island when they took on water from oncoming waves while attempting to cross the Cape Fear River entrance. One boater fell overboard. A good Samaritan notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina...