Coast Guard reopens Port of Morehead City to all vessel traffic

Coast Guard reopens Port of Morehead City to all vessel traffic
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, based out of Charleston, South Carolina, look for hazards to navigation as they assess conditions in the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of North Carolina has fully reopened the Port of Morehead City to all vessel traffic without...

Coast Guard North Carolina continues to assess Hurricane Florence damage

Coast Guard North Carolina continues to assess Hurricane Florence damage
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Harrison clears a road entrance to allow electric company personnel access to downed power lines in the vicinity of Lumber State Park, North Carolina, Sept.17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard Photo ELIZABETH CITY, NC. — Coast Guard air and surface crews have rescued 1,103 people and 419 pets since Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday. Working with local county...

Coast Guard rescues four people after boat engine fire near Fort Macon State Park, NC

Coast Guard rescues four people after boat engine fire near Fort Macon State Park, NC
Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo CARTERET COUNTY, NC — The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water and one person from a vessel after the engines caught fire in Back Sound near Fort Macon State Park, North Carolina, Sunday evening. Carteret County police initially received the distress call from a person aboard the distressed vessel, and notified the Coast...

Coast Guard ends search for couple who went missing in Pamlico River, NC

Coast Guard ends search for couple who went missing in Pamlico River, NC
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, NC — The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday morning following the recovery of the bodies of a couple who went missing in the Pamlico River, Friday. The couple was a 70-year-old male and a 72-year-old female who were last seen departing Potters Marine early Friday afternoon. Their 20-foot boat was later found unmanned and adrift in the...

Coast Guard and local partners search for missing couple in Pamlico River, NC

Coast Guard and local partners search for missing couple in Pamlico River, NC
Coast Guard Station Hobucken 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert. WILMINGTON, NC — Coast Guard crews, along with the Beaufort County Emergency Management Agency, are searching by air, sea and land for a missing man and woman, whom were last seen departing Potters Marine early Friday afternoon. The missing persons are a 72-year-old female and a 70-year-old...

Coast Guard escorts 8 to safety, helps keep charter boat from sinking

Coast Guard escorts 8 to safety, helps keep charter boat from sinking
Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet boat crews aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water, provide dewatering support Aug. 9, 2018, as they escort a 44-foot charter boat that was taking on water back to port in Hatteras Inlet, N.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews helped eight people on a charter boat as...

Coast Guard rescues 2 survivors clinging to debris in Pamlico Sound, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 survivors clinging to debris in Pamlico Sound, NC
The Mad Lady II, a 35-foot fishing boat, is seen after two men were rescued on debris from the fishing boat Wednesday morning in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, July 18, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Two men were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Wednesday morning, after their fishing boat capsized Tuesday near Hog Island. “Locating the two fisherman was a true team effort...

Coast Guard assists 4 people, 1 dog stranded on island off Cape Lookout

Coast Guard assists 4 people, 1 dog stranded on island off Cape Lookout
Coast Guard Station Fort Macon 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo. WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard crews assisted four people and their dog after their vessel ran aground near Cape Lookout Sunday evening. TowBoatUS personnel notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command center in Wilmington at 9:40 p.m. that a 20-foot vessel was taking on water in the vicinity of Shark...

Coast Guard medevacs diver near Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard medevacs diver near Cape Lookout, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photoWILMINGTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was showing signs of decompression sickness approximately 10 miles east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina, Sunday. A crewmember aboard a 52-foot diving vessel contacted the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 10 a.m. and notified them the diver may have surfaced...