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...

Coast Guard rescues 2 on fishing vessel near Frying Pan Tower, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 on fishing vessel near Frying Pan Tower, NC
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen aboard a vessel disabled and taking on water 20 miles southeast of Bald Head Island Friday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification at approximately 3:50 p.m. that the 50-foot fishing vessel Shannondoah was experiencing engine issues....

Coast Guard rescues 3 kayakers near Southport, NC

Coast Guard rescues 3 kayakers near Southport, NC
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after their kayak overturned near Southport, North Carolina, Saturday. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Oak Island, North Carolina, notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington at...

Coast Guard rescues mother and daughter caught in rip tides

Coast Guard rescues mother and daughter caught in rip tides
A Coast Guard Response Boat-Small crew from Station Oak Island stands with survivors after a water rescue July 15, 2017, near Baldhead Beach in Oak Island, North Carolina. Coast Guardsmen from left to right are Petty Officer 3rd Class Holden Green, Fireman Jesse Piloto, Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Brandon, Petty Officer 3rd Class David Youngs and Seaman Mazen Louden. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Station...

Coast Guard hosts search and rescue summit in NC

Coast Guard hosts search and rescue summit in NC
LELAND, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel held the North Carolina Southern Region Search and Rescue (SAR) Summit in Leland, Wednesday. Members of Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard Stations Oak Island and Wrightsville Beach, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, search and rescue agencies from Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties, North Carolina Emergency Management and other state and...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Oak Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man near Oak Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from a tug boat near Oak Island Thursday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a call from the tug Brooklyn at about 2:50 p.m., reporting a 57-year-old crew member had sustained injuries to his hand. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) crew launched from Coast Guard Station Oak Island and...