Coast Guard hoists man from sailboat 60 miles off Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard hoists man from sailboat 60 miles off Cape Lookout, NC
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard hoisted a man Tuesday after his sailboat became disabled off Cape Lookout. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from a man aboard the 40-foot sailboat Sassafras stating he’d lost his sea anchor and needed assistance at approximately...

Coast Guard and Marine Corps rescues two people and a dog

Coast Guard and Marine Corps rescues two people and a dog
WILMINGTON, N.C. — U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Corps helicopter crews rescued two people and a dog Sunday from a grounded sailboat near Beaufort. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call at approximately 11:50 a.m. from the operator of the 22-foot sailboat Serendipity who stated the boat was grounded and being taken over by waves near the number 15 buoy...

Coast Guard suspends search for teen overboard in Trent River, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for teen overboard in Trent River, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Monday for a 15-year-old boy who reportedly fell off a 21-foot boat in the Trent River near River Bend. Craven County 911 dispatch personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 4:30 p.m. and reported the teen fell into the water and was not seen afterward. Sector watchstanders issued an...

Coast Guard, locals search for boy, 15, overboard in Trent River, NC

Coast Guard, locals search for boy, 15, overboard in Trent River, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and local responders are searching Monday for a 15-year-old boy who reportedly fell off a 21-foot boat in the Trent River near River Bend. Craven County 911 dispatch personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 4:30 p.m., and reported the teen fell into the water and was not seen afterwards. Sector watchstanders...

Coast Guard investigating possible hoax case, requesting public assistance

Coast Guard investigating possible hoax case, requesting public assistance
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is investigating a possible hoax call after multiple Coast Guard assets and partner agencies responded to a distress call that was made via VHF-FM channel 16 Sunday at approximately 2:45 a.m. near Beaufort, N.C. As part of this investigation, the Coast Guard is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the caller or provide additional information. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Cape Lookout, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a man aboard a 22-foot Bayliner taking on water near the Lookout Bight Jetty in Cape Lookout, N.C. A man contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday reporting his vessel was disabled and taking on water, and he was going to abandon the vessel. Coast...

Coast Guard searches for man near Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard searches for man near Cape Lookout, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard began searching Tuesday for a man aboard a 22-foot Bayliner taking on water near the Lookout Bight Jetty in Cape Lookout, N.C. A man contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, reporting his vessel was disabled and taking on water, and he was going to abandon the vessel. Sector...

Marine Corps teams up with Coast Guard for small unit tactics training

By Lance Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — Kicking in doors and storming buildings is not the mission of most Coast Guardsmen. Yet, the Coast Guard’s Port Security Unit 301 learned these skills and other small unit combat tactics from 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point July 31 – Aug. 9. “The Coast Guard is...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Pamlico Sound, NC

A Marine Corps HH-46E prepares to take off from MCAS Cherry Point. USMC phot by Lance Cpl. Santiago G. Colon Jr.PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for the missing 22-year-old man at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Missing is William Foster, 22, from Bellhaven, N.C. The 27-foot Harvest Time, with two crewmembers aboard, was reported overdue to Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders...