Coast Guard medevacs mariner 50 miles south of Morehead City, North Carolina

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 50 miles south of Morehead City, North Carolina
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman from a fishing boat approximately 50 miles off Morehead City, Thursday afternoon. The captain of the fishing boat, End Game, contacted the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center via satellite phone to request a medevac for a 67-year-old crewmember...

Coast Guard to close section of the Cape Fear River

Coast Guard to close section of the Cape Fear River
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is implementing a closure on the Cape Fear River, South of downtown Wilmington, while crews begin to permanently raise the power lines crossing the river this week. Closures during this first week of work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 11 through Sept. 13. Additional days will be announced as the the project proceeds. Vessels with less than a 30-foot...

Coast Guard rescues families, pets near Lumberton, N.C.

Coast Guard rescues families, pets near Lumberton, N.C.
Coast Guard shallow-water response boat team crew members rescue people trapped by floods caused by Hurricane Florence in the Mayfair neighborhood of Lumberton, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard shallow-water response boat team crew members rescue people trapped by floods caused by Hurricane Florence in...

Coast Guard conducts search and rescue

Coast Guard conducts search and rescue
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Gaaron Blanchard, a shallow-water response boat team member, steers a 16-foot aluminum rescue boat through flood waters caused by Hurricane Florence in Newport, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Derry) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard shallow-water rescue boat teams conducted response operations in areas flooded...

Coast Guard Ready for North Carolina Hurricane Florence Response

Coast Guard Ready for  North Carolina Hurricane Florence Response
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami and Tactical Law Enforcement Team South crew members prepare shallow water response boats to assist post Hurricane Florence Sept. 13, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of MSST Miami) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – The Coast Guard continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Florence as it impacts North Carolina on Friday. Currently...

Rear Adm. Austin presents Gold Lifesaving Medal replicas at ceremony on Harkers Island, NC

Rear Adm. Austin presents Gold Lifesaving Medal replicas at ceremony on Harkers Island, NC
Retired U.S. Life-Saving Serviceman and U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Ira Lewis shares stories of patrolling beaches during World War II with Coast Guard Lt. j.g. William O’Connor and Chief Warrant Officer Greg Gage at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island, North Carolina, Feb. 11, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer John...

August declared Coast Guard Month in New Hanover County, N.C.

August declared Coast Guard Month in New Hanover County, N.C.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Lane Marshburn, Officer in Charge at Station Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, thanks New Hanover County Commissioner Rob Zapple, Aug. 1, 2016, at the New Hanover Historic Courthouse in Wilmington, North Carolina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The New Hanover County, North Carolina, Board of Commissioners issued an official proclamation...

Elizabeth City to be named a Coast Guard City

Elizabeth City to be named a Coast Guard City
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia — The Coast Guard will officially designate Elizabeth City, North Carolina, as an official Coast Guard City Friday during an official ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Museum of the Albemarle. Adm. Paul Zukunft, the 25th commandant of the Coast Guard, will preside over the event, which will be held on the front lawn of the museum. A Coast Guard City is a designation awarded...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 39-year-old man Tuesday from Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Bald Head Island paramedics contacted Coast Guard Station Oak Island personnel at approximately 3 a.m. and requested assistance in transferring a patient suffering stomach pains to Deep Point Marina in Southport, North Carolina. Coast Guard Station Oak Island launched a 25-foot Response...