Coast Guard continues to assess waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard continues to assess waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew reset buoys off the coast of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, after Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Friday. Coast...

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence
Coast Guard Cutter Oak File Photo GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Thursday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Army Corps of Engineer teams surveyed 100% of the Cape Fear River up to Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. “NOAA’s...

Coast Guard reestablishes 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC

Coast Guard reestablishes 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard completed the reestablishment of 12 navigational aids Thursday in Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Crews from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Fort Macon replaced the navigational aids after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed dredging and depth surveys. The aids now mark safe water. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel...

Coast Guard removes buoys from national seashore

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard removed the last of seven navigational aids from the Cape Lookout National Seashore Thursday afternoon. The buoys broke free from their moorings and washed ashore during heavy weather. Their removal will help preserve the nesting grounds of migratory birds that frequent this area, including the federally-protected Piping Plover. Removing the buoys required a coordinated...