Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 from sinking vessel near Cape Fear

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 from sinking vessel near Cape Fear
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three mariners after their vessel began to take on water approximately 46 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, Friday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center received an alert from an unregistered emergency positioning indicating...

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 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 medevacs man from Bald Head Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head Island, NC
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering severe abdominal pains from Bald Head Island, North Carolina, Monday. Coast Guard Station Oak Island watchstanders received a report of the 49-year old man’s condition and the request for a medevac from medical personnel with the Bald Head Island Public Safety Department. Station...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home after deterring migrants, responding to hurricanes

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home after deterring migrants, responding to hurricanes
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, homeported in Wilmington, North Carolina, prepare to deliver supplies to people affected by Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Cutter Diligence) Wilmington, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington on Friday, following a 60-day patrol in the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and...

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response
Two Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton smallboat crews conduct training Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 near Mayport, Florida in preparation for Hurricane Florence response efforts.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) oversaw five Coast Guard cutters in the Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response efforts. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence brings relief supplies to Cape Fear communities

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence brings relief supplies to Cape Fear communities
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence stacks cases of water on the fantail of the ship Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Michael Salerno) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence provided humanitarian relief supplies Wednesday to the crew of Coast Guard Station Oak Island and Bald Head Island, North Carolina communities. Diligence’s small boats...

Coast Guard rescues drifting snorkeler near Bald Head Island, NC

Coast Guard rescues drifting snorkeler near Bald Head Island, NC
29-foot Response Boat Small File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a snorkeler in distress near Bald Head Island, North Carolina, Saturday. A woman aboard a 30-foot sailboat contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command center at 6:13 p.m. via VHF-FM radio channel 16 and reported that a snorkeler from the boat, who was wearing a life jacket, became disoriented...

Coast Guard invites public to safety fun day at Station Oak Island, NC

Coast Guard invites public to safety fun day at Station Oak Island, NC
OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard invites the public to attend the annual U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island Safety Fun Day at the station, Saturday. Coast Guard crew members along with North Carolina first-response agencies will demonstrate a variety of search and rescue gear and procedures and will be available for interviews. Children will enjoy activities and marvels to include a heaving line...