Unified Command activated for fishing vessel aground near Browns Inlet

Unified Command activated for fishing vessel aground near Browns Inlet
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Unified Command was established on Wednesday afternoon to oversee the safe removal of fishing vessel Sea Angels, which ran aground in the vicinity of Browns Inlet, North Carolina. On Dec. 9, 2019, fishing vessel Sea Angels ran aground near a restricted navigation area in Browns Inlet, where the potential of unexploded military ordnance exists due to active live fire training...

Coast Guard hoists four fishermen who ran aground in Browns Inlet, North Carolina

Coast Guard hoists four fishermen who ran aground in Browns Inlet, North Carolina
The Coast Guard hoisted four fishermen from an 88-foot fishing vessel in Browns Inlet, North Carolina, Monday morning.Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a radio distress call at approximately 8:12 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Sea Angels. The crewmember reported that there were four people onboard and that they had run aground due to mechanical issues and requested assistance...

Coast Guard seeks input from North Carolina mariners

Coast Guard seeks input from North Carolina mariners
The Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements in the vicinity of Shackleford Banks and Harker’s Island, North Carolina. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements in the vicinity of Shackleford Banks and Harker’s Island,...

Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge from semi-submerged tugboat

Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge from semi-submerged tugboat
Diesel spill resulting from the semi-submerged tugboat Miss Bonnie, Nov. 18, 2019, in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, which allided with the Old Bonner Bridge on Nov. 17, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet) OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of diesel from a semi-submerged tugboat in the vicinity of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon...

Coast Guard assists four mariners 90 miles off Georgetown, South Carolina

Coast Guard assists four mariners 90 miles off Georgetown, South Carolina
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Marlin file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen. FORT MACON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted four mariners aboard their disabled vessel approximately 90 miles Southeast of Georgetown, South Carolina, Friday morning. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a report from District Seven watchstanders that the good Samaritan vessel Costco Hope had located...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 50 miles south of Morehead City, North Carolina

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 50 miles south of Morehead City, North Carolina
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman from a fishing boat approximately 50 miles off Morehead City, Thursday afternoon. The captain of the fishing boat, End Game, contacted the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center via satellite phone to request a medevac for a 67-year-old crewmember...

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...