Standing the watch over the Graveyard of the Atlantic

Standing the watch over the Graveyard of the Atlantic
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Beneath the roiling waters of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, thousands of ships rest in a salty graveyard. For hundreds of years, mariners have nicknamed the area the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” based on the history of ships lost in its waters. Even for experienced Coast Guard members, traversing the area can prove a difficult task. “It’s...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 75-year-old fisherman near Avon, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 75-year-old fisherman near Avon, NC
25-Foot Response Boat-Small. US Coast Guard Files Photo. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man near Avon, Wednesday evening. Missing 75-year-old fisherman Anthony Neri departed the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center aboard a 21-foot white Carolina Skiff at 10 a.m. Monday and did not return by sunset as scheduled, according to his wife. Boat crews from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard search for 75-year-old fisherman near Avon, NC continues

Coast Guard search for 75-year-old fisherman near Avon, NC continues
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard continues to search for 75-year-old mariner Anthony Neri who did not return from a fishing trip near Avon, North Carolina, Monday. Coast Guard crewmembers located a boat matching the description of Neri’s Carolina Skiff 24 miles southeast of the Oregon Inlet Sea Buoy at 1:40 a.m., Wednesday. The Coast Guard and other...

Coast Guard searching for 75-year-old fisherman near Avon, NC

Coast Guard searching for 75-year-old fisherman near Avon, NC
Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for 75-year-old Anthony Neri who did not return home from a fishing trip near Avon, North Carolina, Monday. Neri’s wife notified the Coast Guard that he left for a fishing trip in a 21-foot white Carolina Skiff at approximately 10 a.m. and was scheduled to return around sunset. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists 8 aboard boat taking on water near Oregon Inlet

Coast Guard assists 8 aboard boat taking on water near Oregon Inlet
Coast Guard Seaman Nate Kapsar monitors the towline as his crew tows the charter fishing vessel Miss Nell through Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, May 26, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Porter) WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard crews and good Samaritans assisted eight people aboard a vessel taking on water 30 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Saturday morning. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard boat taking on water near Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard boat taking on water near Oregon Inlet, NC
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Evans, a boat crewman at Station Oregon Inlet in Nags Head, North Carolina, works the deck as the station’s 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew escorts the 28-foot fishing vessel Clock Work ashore, May 22, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman James Lange) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assisted three people aboard a vessel taking...

Coast Guard assist 5 people on disabled boat near Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assist 5 people on disabled boat near Oregon Inlet, NC
Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted five boaters who were stranded approximately 40 miles east of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Saturday. A person on the pleasure craft Fin Seeker contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command center at 10 a.m. via VHF-FM radio channel 16 and reported that their boat...

Coast Guard rescues 6 from vessel taking on water near Bonner Bridge, NC

Coast Guard rescues 6 from vessel taking on water near Bonner Bridge, NC
The Coast Guard rescued six people from this boat after it had run aground and was taking on water near Bonner Bridge, North Carolina, May 4, 2018. (US Coast Guard photo) WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Coast Guard boat crew pulled six people from a boat that had ran aground and was taking on water near Bonner Bridge Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received the distress call and deployed...

Coast Guard suspends its search for child swept to sea near Kitty Hawk, NC

Coast Guard suspends its search for child swept to sea near Kitty Hawk, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 4-year-old boy who was swept away by a wave in Kitty Hawk Wednesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center in Wilmington received initial notification at approximately 4 p.m. that the boy had been swept away from his mother who subsequently lost sight of...