Coast Guard mitigates navigational risks in Carolina Beach Inlet, NC

Coast Guard mitigates navigational risks in Carolina Beach Inlet, NC
Two crew members of Coast Guard Cutter Bayberry, a 65-foot inland buoy tender homeported in Oak Island, North Carolina, prepare to drop a buoy in Carolina Beach Inlet in Federal Point, North Carolina, May 3, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Herman) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and New Hanover County are working to together to mitigate...

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 monitors Bald Head Island ferry salvage

Coast Guard monitors Bald Head Island ferry salvage
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is monitoring salvage attempts Wednesday of the Bald Head Island Ferry Adventure, which ran aground Tuesday in the vicinity of Battery Island near Southport, N.C. Personnel from Bald Head Island Transportation attempted to re-float the Adventure at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday during high tide without success. The owner of Bald Head Island Transportation is...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry grounding near Battery Island, NC

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry grounding near Battery Island, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a report of multiple injuries after the Bald Head Island Ferry Adventure ran aground Tuesday in the vicinity of Battery Island near Southport, N.C. The crew of the Adventure, a 64-foot ferry, contacted Coast Guard Station Oak Island watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 9 a.m., reporting they ran aground and...

Coast Guard temporarily removes navigational aids from Lockwoods Folly Inlet

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel temporarily removed the aids to navigation from Lockwoods Folly Inlet this week due to severe shoaling in the waterway. Shoaling conditions in the area were exacerbated in late August by Hurricane Irene. Depths of less than three feet exist in many areas of Lockwoods Folly Inlet, less than the congressionally authorized federal navigation...

Coast Guard medevacs 1, cites 4 with underage drinking near Wilmington NC

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 19-year-old male after noticing a commotion aboard a 16-foot skiff near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Tuesday. At approximately 2:30 p.m., crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bayberry were on their way to Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach travelling along the inner coastal waterway when they noticed a 16-foot skiff in the middle of the channel. “We...