Coast Guard Station Fort Macon recovers from Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard Station Fort Macon recovers from Hurricane Florence
Station Fort Macon’s sign, despite being torn down during Hurricane Florence, stands repaired Oct. 22nd, 2018, in Morehead City, North Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Driving along the North Carolina coast to Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, Oct. 22nd, the leftover destruction from Hurricane Florence...

ESF-10 Unified Command oversees removal of displaced vessel at Rachel Carson Reserve

ESF-10 Unified Command oversees removal of displaced vessel at Rachel Carson Reserve
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Seth Grayson, a marine science technician assigned to Marine Safety Unit Portland, Ore., and Paula Gillikin, a natural resources manager with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, document the transfer of a houseboat that was displaced onto land at the Rachel Carson Reserve, a dedicated nature preserve, back into shallow water for future removal, ...

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...

Unified Command begins removing pollution from vessels in wake of Hurricane Florence

Unified Command begins removing  pollution from vessels in wake of Hurricane Florence
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Wiechert, a marine science technician assigned to Marine Safety Unit Houma, La., and Parks Moss, a sergeant with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, document the mitigation of the first land-side, environmental-threat pollution case for ESF-10 in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the U.S. Coast Guard,...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to homeport in VA after hurricane response

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to homeport in VA after hurricane response
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from the Cutter Dependable assists with Hurricane Florence response in North Carolina.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jezel Huston and Ensign Lauren Kowalski) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable (WMEC-626) returned to Little Creek, Virginia, after responding to Hurricane Florence and conducting a 42-day Mid-Atlantic fisheries patrol, Monday. During...

Coast Guard reaching out to boaters effected by Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard reaching out to boaters effected by Hurricane Florence
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard, with support of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, is reaching out to boat owners whose hurricane affected vessels are on private property to hear their recovery plans.  If they are unable to contact or reach the boat owner, the ESF-10 response teams will assess the situation and schedule the vessel for...

Unified Command activated to address pollution threat in wake of Hurricane Florence

Unified Command activated to address pollution threat  in wake of Hurricane Florence
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — State and Federal emergency responders organized an Emergency Support Function #10 (ESF #10) North Carolina Unified Command, Thursday, with the mission of overseeing the assessment, mitigation and removal of hazardous materials from North Carolina’s waterways in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The Unified Command consists of U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. JoAnne Hanson serving...

Captain of the Port establishes safety zone in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina

Captain of the Port establishes safety zone in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami and Tactical Law Enforcement Team South crew members assess a flooded area in Conway, South Carolina, and assist in post Hurricane Florence, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set a temporary safety zone on all waters of the Waccamaw...

Hurricane Florence Pollution Task Force Issues Guidance for Removal of Sunken Vessels

Hurricane Florence Pollution Task Force Issues Guidance for Removal of Sunken Vessels
GOLDSBORO, N.C. – The partner agencies of the Emergency Support Function #10 (ESF #10) have specific guidance for vessel owners who wish to remove their boats damaged by Hurricane Florence from local waterways. A sunken or displaced vessel is a hazard to the environment. The removal of these vessels can hasten the recovery and maintain the resilience of native marine plants and animals. The Coast...