Coast Guard aircrew hoists 2 adults, 1 child from grounded sailboat

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 2 adults, 1 child from grounded sailboat
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard hoisted two adults and one child from a grounded sailboat on Brant Island Shoals, North Carolina, Sunday night. One of the parties on the 24-foot sailboat Jubilation contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command center via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 8:52 p.m., and reported that they had run...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 50-year-old boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 50-year-old boater
Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Lt. Cmdr. C. T. O’Neil PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 50-year-old man who was reported missing while transiting from New York to Florida aboard his 35-foot recreational vessel, Monday. Michael Bye was reported missing while aboard his boat, the H.M.S. Me II. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District...

Coast Guard stays busy through holiday weekend, coordinating rescues from NC to NJ

Coast Guard stays busy through holiday weekend, coordinating rescues from NC to NJ
Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard crews across the 5th District were busy keeping up with people in distress from Independence Day to Sunday, responding to people in the water from capsized boats to washed away paddle boards. On the 4th of July, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary rescued six people after their 14-foot boat capsized...

Coast Guard assists 5 grounded duck hunters and dog on boat near Hobucken, NC

Coast Guard assists 5 grounded duck hunters and dog on boat near Hobucken, NC
A duck hunter and his dog aboard a U.S. Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew from Station Hobucken  Jan. 15, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Hurin) HOBUCKEN, N.C. – The Coast Guard transported five duck hunters and their dog to safety after their 23-foot boat ran aground and partially sank near Big Porpoise Point, Tuesday morning. The...

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, others searching for person in Pungo River near Hobucken, NC

Coast Guard, others searching for person in Pungo River near Hobucken, NC
Coast Guard Station Hobucken 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a man in the Pungo River near Hobucken Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Hobucken received a call at approximately 1:20 a.m. reporting a 21-foot TowBoatUS vessel had capsized while towing a 47-foot recreational boat near the Pungo River entrance. A...

Coast Guard stops runaway boat near Pamlico County, NC

Coast Guard stops runaway boat near Pamlico County, NC
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard stopped a runaway boat near Pamlico County Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification at about 9:45 a.m. that a 14-foot jon boat was spinning in circles with no one aboard in the vicinity of Goose Creek and Dixon Creek. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists 1 aboard boat taking on water on Neuse River

Coast Guard assists 1 aboard boat taking on water on Neuse River
A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Hobucken, North Carolina, conducts an alongside tow of a 25-foot boat on the Neuse River, Oct. 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ricardo Pinto) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted one man after his vessel starting taking on water on the Neuse River Thursday evening. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector...