Coast Guard medevacs man 14 miles off Oak Island, North Carolina

Coast Guard medevacs man 14 miles off Oak Island, North Carolina
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man reportedly suffering from chest pains and shortness of breath approximately 14 miles south of Oak Island, North Carolina, Sunday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina initially received the report via VHF-FM channel 16, and...

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from leg laceration off Oregon Inlet

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from leg laceration off Oregon Inlet
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal file photo. OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 41-year-old male who suffered a laceration on his leg while aboard a 25-foot vessel located 34 miles off Oregon Inlet, Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received the distress call on VHF channel 16, and Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal, who was seven miles away...

Coast Guard, Navy medevac woman near Cape Lookout

Coast Guard, Navy medevac woman near Cape Lookout
Crewmembers from the USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) transfer a 20-year-old woman to a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon after falling aboard a recreational vessel approximately 20 miles south of Cape Lookout, N.C., June 18, 2020.  (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy) CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. — The Coast Guard and the Navy conducted a joint medical evacuation of a 20-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 1 cat from sinking houseboat

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 1 cat from sinking houseboat
A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City approach a sinking houseboat on the Scuppernong River in Albemarle Sound, N.C., June 13, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Wilmington, N.C. — Coast Guard members from Elizabeth City, North Carolina rescued two people and a cat from a sinking houseboat on the Scuppernong River in Albemarle Sound, Saturday. Coast Guard watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Captain of the Port reopens Port of Morehead City

Captain of the Port reopens Port of Morehead City
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Port of Morehead City has been returned to the Seasonal Alert port condition and is reopened to all vessel traffic. All mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting restricted waters due to possible shoaling and aids-to-navigation possibly being off station or unreliable. For more breaking news follow us on Twitter and Facebook. For recent photographs and videos,...

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina holds Change of Command Ceremony

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina holds Change of Command Ceremony
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Cmdr. Matthew Baer relieved Capt. Bion Stewart as commander of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina during a change of command ceremony at Sector Field Office Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach, Friday morning. Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander of the Fifth Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. Stewart is assuming the position of Chief of Staff, Fifth Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues man near Camden, North Carolina

Coast Guard rescues man near Camden, North Carolina
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a 68-year-old man after his 15-foot vessel became disabled with limited means of communication aboard, early Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City was contacted by the local police department about the disabled mariner at 11:27 p.m., who said that...

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 1 child near Oregon Inlet, North Carolina

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 1 child near Oregon Inlet, North Carolina
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet tows a disabled 29-foot vessel to safe haven after their engines fell off near Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, May 2, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Taryn Michalicka and Fireman Cory Thompson) OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three adults and one child after their 29-foot vessel became...

Coast Guard assists disabled, adrift charter vessel offshore Cape Lookout

A Coast Guard crewmember aboard Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin assists in towing a disabled and adrift 52-foot charter vessel 18 nautical miles offshore Cape Lookout, North Carolina, April 19, 2020.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin) CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted eight people aboard a disabled and adrift 52-foot charter vessel 18 nautical miles...