Coast Guard suspends search for two missing people from plane crash near Emerald Isle

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing people from plane crash near Emerald Isle
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two missing persons involved in a Cessna airplane crash 13 miles southeast of Bogue Inlet, North Carolina. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders were initially notified of the incident by Air Traffic Control Cherry Point that an aircraft reportedly dropped from their radar. Watchstanders at Sector North Carolina dispatched MH-60...

Coast Guard searching for plane crash survivors near Emerald Isle, NC

Coast Guard searching for plane crash survivors near Emerald Isle, NC
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard crews are searching for survivors after a Cessna airplane crashed southeast of Bogue Inlet, near Emerald Isle, North Carolina, late Monday evening. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received a call from Air Traffic Control Cherry Point at approximately 11 p.m., that an aircraft...

Cutter Diligence returns after last patrol homeported in Wilmington

Cutter Diligence returns after last patrol homeported in Wilmington
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence file photo. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence and crew returned to Wilmington on Friday, following a 39-day patrol in the North Atlantic, that included Living Marine Resources enforcement and a three-week training and evaluation period. The Diligence will be changing homeports to Pensacola, Florida, during the summer. This patrol began in Mayport, Florida,...

Coast Guard searching after radio beacon alert and debris found off Wilmington

Coast Guard searching after radio beacon alert and debris found off Wilmington
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing vessel after being alerted by an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon and finding a debris field approximately 126 miles southeast of Wilmington, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard District Five command center in Portsmouth,...

Coast Guard hoists 4 fishermen near Shackelford Banks

Coast Guard hoists 4 fishermen  near Shackelford Banks
An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina hoists four fishermen who ran aground near Shackelford Banks, North Carolina, February. 7, 2020. WILMINGTON, N.C.- The Coast Guard rescued four men after their 78-foot fishing vessel ran aground near Shackelford Banks, North Carolina, Friday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command...

Coast Guard rescues two, searches for two others in Pamlico Sound

Coast Guard rescues two, searches for two others in Pamlico Sound
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PAMLICO COUNTY, N.C. — The Coast Guard pulled two mariners from the water after their vessel sank on Tuesday night, and is currently searching for the other two crewmembers in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District command center received a distress signal from an emergency position indicating radio beacon...

The Last Ride out of Rocky Point: A Hurricane Florence Rescue

The Last Ride out of Rocky Point: A Hurricane Florence Rescue
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, evacuates residents from Rocky Point, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018, due to flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Williams Rocky Point is a small village off North Carolina Highway 210, just 15 miles north of Wilmington. It’s home...

Unified Command activated for fishing vessel aground near Browns Inlet

Unified Command activated for fishing vessel aground near Browns Inlet
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Unified Command was established on Wednesday afternoon to oversee the safe removal of fishing vessel Sea Angels, which ran aground in the vicinity of Browns Inlet, North Carolina. On Dec. 9, 2019, fishing vessel Sea Angels ran aground near a restricted navigation area in Browns Inlet, where the potential of unexploded military ordnance exists due to active live fire training...

Coast Guard hoists four fishermen who ran aground in Browns Inlet, North Carolina

Coast Guard hoists four fishermen who ran aground in Browns Inlet, North Carolina
The Coast Guard hoisted four fishermen from an 88-foot fishing vessel in Browns Inlet, North Carolina, Monday morning.Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a radio distress call at approximately 8:12 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Sea Angels. The crewmember reported that there were four people onboard and that they had run aground due to mechanical issues and requested assistance...