Coast Guard establishes new waterway in Hatteras Inlet

Coast Guard establishes new waterway in Hatteras Inlet
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A new navigational channel, the Hatteras Connector, has been established in Hatteras Inlet by Coast Guard Sector North Carolina allowing unimpeded vessel traffic offshore. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge, Merritt, finished a two-week dredging project in Hatteras Inlet on May 6 to create the new waterway. On March 22, 2022 the Coast Guard issued a safety notice to mariners...

Coast Guard suspends search for passengers of downed aircraft

Coast Guard suspends search for passengers of downed aircraft
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Coast Guard suspended the search for the passengers of a downed aircraft approximately 4 miles east of Drum Inlet, North Carolina Tuesday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received a report at 2:13 p.m. Sunday, of a possible downed aircraft from an air traffic controller at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point informing that...

Coast Guard responds to report of downed aircraft near Drum Inlet, NC

Coast Guard responds to report of downed aircraft near Drum Inlet, NC
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a downed aircraft approximately 4 miles east of Drum Inlet Sunday evening. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received a report of a possible downed aircraft from an air traffic controller at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point informing that the aircraft was seen behaving erratically on radar...

Coast Guard, local partners suspend search for missing kayaker

Coast Guard, local partners suspend search for missing kayaker
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard crewmembers and local agencies have suspended maritime search efforts for a missing kayaker who was reported missing in the area of Bogue Inlet, North Carolina. Rescue crews saturated a search area of 268 square miles for approximately 24 hours. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received the initial report...

Coast Guard, local partners searching for missing 73-year-old kayaker

Coast Guard, local partners searching for missing 73-year-old kayaker
Coast Guard Station Fort Macon 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing kayaker Saturday, who was reported missing in the area of Bogue Inlet, North Carolina. Missing is Warren Liner, 73, last seen on Bear Island in Hammocks Beach State Park. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received the initial report...

Coast Guard oversees fishing vessel salvage near Duck, N.C.

Coast Guard oversees fishing vessel salvage near Duck, N.C.
A Coast Guard aircrew arrives on scene after receiving the report of a disabled fishing vessel drifting towards the coast of Duck, N.C., Dec. 7, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is overseeing the salvage and removal of a fishing vessel, Friday, that became grounded near Duck, N.C. On December 7, 2021, the Coast Guard rescued four fisherman from the disabled fishing...

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 4 from disabled fishing vessel

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 4 from disabled fishing vessel
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrives on the scene of a disabled fishing vessel drifting towards the coast of Duck, N.C., Dec. 7, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted four fishermen from a disabled fishing vessel off the coast of Duck, N.C., Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call at approximately...

Coast Guard suspends search for boater near Frying Pan Shoals

Coast Guard suspends search for boater near Frying Pan Shoals
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder file photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 44-year-old man in the vicinity of Frying Pan Shoals, North Carolina, Monday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received a report from a friend of the boater. The mariner was seen on surveillance footage leaving the Federal...

Coast Guard rescues boaters near Morehead City, North Carolina

Coast Guard rescues boaters near Morehead City, North Carolina
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. –The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Saturday evening near Cedar Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received information from Carteret County dispatchers that a small boat had capsized after taking waves over its side, stranding the two boaters. A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60...