Coast Guard recovers man from life raft 20 miles south of Atlantic Beach, N.C.

Coast Guard recovers man from life raft 20 miles south of Atlantic Beach, N.C.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued a 51-year-old man aboard a life raft Tuesday after the man abandoned his 28-foot sailboat, Dove, 20 miles south of Atlantic Beach, N.C. Rescued was Jay White of Gloucester. White contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 7:15 a.m. via a mayday call on a VHF-FM marine radio stating that his boat was taking...

Coast Guard welcomes new officer-in-charge in Emerald Isle, NC

Coast Guard welcomes new officer-in-charge in Emerald Isle, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle held a change-of-command ceremony Friday at the station in Emerald Isle, N.C. During the ceremony, Chief Petty Officer Matthew Wolanzyk relieved Chief Warrant Officer Robert Lepere, who served as the officer-in-charge of Station Emerald Isle since 2010. “This has been an amazing three years for me,” said Lepere. “I...

Coast Guard to welcome new officer-in-charge in Emerald Isle, NC

Coast Guard to welcome new officer-in-charge in Emerald Isle, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Friday at the station in Emerald Isle, N.C. During the ceremony, Chief Petty Officer Matthew Wolanzyk will relieve Chief Warrant Officer Robert Lepere, who served as the officer-in-charge of Station Emerald Isle since 2010. Station Emerald Isle’s missions include: search and rescue,...

Coast Guard assists 5 from boat taking on water near Bogue Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists 5 from boat taking on water near Bogue Inlet, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted five people aboard a 22-foot disabled boat that was taking on water Tuesday at the entrance to Bogue Inlet near Swansboro, N.C. The owner of the 22-foot boat called Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders via cellular phone at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday, reporting his boat was taking on water. Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued an urgent...

Coast Guard assists 2 from capsized boat near Emerald Isle, NC

Coast Guard assists 2 from capsized boat near Emerald Isle, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted two people in the water Wednesday after their 16-foot catamaran capsized approximately a mile south of Emerald Isle, N.C. Carteret County 911 dispatchers contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at approximately 1 p.m. reporting two people in the water. Sector North Carolina watchstanders dispatched crews aboard a 24-foot Special Purpose...

Commandants Message on the Death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III

Commandants Message on the Death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III
  The below message is from Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp’s All Hands e-mail sent out on Dec. 2, 2012 and is reprinted from the Coast Guard Compass, official blog of the U.S. Coast Guard: To the men and women of the United States Coast Guard: It is with deep regret and sadness that I report the loss of Chief Boatswain’s Mate Terrell Horne, the Executive Petty Officer of CGC HALIBUT,...

Coast Guard assists 2 stranded kayakers near Emerald Isle, NC

Coast Guard assists 2 stranded kayakers near Emerald Isle, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted two kayakers Sunday who were stranded in the marsh near Bear Island within the Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro, N.C. Carteret County 911 relayed a distress call to Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 10 a.m. notifying them that a man and woman were stranded and that the woman lost her kayak and had been in the water for approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized vessel in Bogue Inlet, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized vessel in Bogue Inlet, NC
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Emerald Isle rescued two people, a man and a woman, after their vessel capsized in Bogue Inlet near Emerald Isle, Monday. The boat crew was underway for training on a 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium when crewmembers spotted the capsized vessel. The woman was reported to be clinging to a navigational buoy while the man was drifting with the vessel....

Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard 27-foot rescue boat crew pulled five from the water five miles off of Bogue Inlet, Emerald Isle, N.C., today. Three adults and two children were on board the vessel when it capsized. The boat operator contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at approximately 12 p.m. Saturday, reporting that the boat was in danger of sinking due to deteriorating weather. ...