Coast Guard to close section of the Cape Fear River

Coast Guard to close section of the Cape Fear River
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is implementing a closure on the Cape Fear River, South of downtown Wilmington, while crews begin to permanently raise the power lines crossing the river this week. Closures during this first week of work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 11 through Sept. 13. Additional days will be announced as the the project proceeds. Vessels with less than a 30-foot...

Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Dorian impacts in North Carolina and Virginia

Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Dorian impacts in North Carolina and Virginia
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter sits at Air Station Elizabeth City in preparation for Hurricane Dorian Response, Sept. 5, 2019.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian as it impacts the East Coast, Thursday. There are two shallow water rescue boat teams staged in North Carolina...

Coast Guard, local EMS assist man reportedly experiencing seizures

Coast Guard, local EMS assist man reportedly experiencing seizures
Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard members assisted a man reportedly having a seizure aboard a recreational vessel near Oregon Inlet, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received the initial report from the captain of a recreational vessel at approximately 12:30 p.m., that a man aboard the vessel had become dehydrated...

Coast Guard redesignates Wilmington, NC as official Coast Guard City

Coast Guard redesignates Wilmington, NC as official Coast Guard City
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard formally recognized the city of Wilmington as a Coast Guard City Tuesday at Thalian Hall in Wilmington. This marks the fourth time the city of Wilmington has been recognized by the service as an official Coast Guard City. Capt. Bion Stewart, commander of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, presented the letter from Adm. Karl L. Schultz, Coast Guard commandant,...

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles off Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles off Oregon Inlet, NC
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo NAGS HEAD, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 32-year-old male reportedly suffering from chest pains 12 miles east of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Thursday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina initially received the report via VHF-FM radio, and launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet to respond...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking sailboat off Hatteras Inlet,

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking sailboat off Hatteras Inlet,
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three people from a sinking vessel off the North Carolina coast early Friday morning. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a distress call around 12 a.m. via VHF-FM channel 16 from someone aboard a 41-foot sailboat that was taking on water 19 miles southeast of Hatteras...

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...

Carolina Beach Inlet channel too shallow to mark safe navigation in North Carolina

Carolina Beach Inlet channel too shallow to mark safe navigation in North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Channel surveys in 2019 show water depths in Carolina Beach Inlet channel are less than four feet in some areas, prompting the Coast Guard to remove aids to navigation that may mislead mariners. On April 1, 2019, the Coast Guard will begin to temporarily discontinue 10 navigational aids in the inlet. The Army Corps of Engineers provided recent surveys, which expose significant...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Pride off NC

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Pride off NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from the cruise ship Carnival Pride approximately 50 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Monday. Crewmembers on the Carnival Pride contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center and notified them that the 40-year-old woman was having abdominal pains and...