Coast Guard oversees salvage of tugboat Miss Bonnie

Coast Guard oversees salvage of tugboat Miss Bonnie
Coast Guard members oversee the salvage of the tugboat Miss Bonnie near Nags Head, N.C., Nov. 21, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Christopher Fisher. OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard is monitoring the salvage of a semi-submerged tugboat responsible for a discharge of diesel fuel in the vicinity of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet. The tugboat grounded and was overwhelmed with storm...

Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge from semi-submerged tugboat

Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge from semi-submerged tugboat
Diesel spill resulting from the semi-submerged tugboat Miss Bonnie, Nov. 18, 2019, in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, which allided with the Old Bonner Bridge on Nov. 17, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet) OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of diesel from a semi-submerged tugboat in the vicinity of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon...

Coast Guard responds to tugboat allision with Old Bonner Bridge

Coast Guard responds to tugboat allision with Old Bonner Bridge
OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard responded to the allision of the tugboat Miss Bonnie with the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, Sunday morning. The Coast Guard received the report of the allision from a good Samaritan at approximately 11:09 a.m.. The tugboat is currently semi-submerged, leaning up against the Old Bonner Bridge. All eight people aboard the tugboat returned to shore safely and...

Coast Guard warns boaters of significant shoaling in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard warns boaters of significant shoaling in Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is urging mariners to use extreme caution when transiting the channel at Oregon Inlet due to significant shoaling and extremely shallow water. The shoaling, especially in the vicinity of Oregon Inlet Buoys 4 (LLNR 27990) and 6 (LLNR 28003), poses a significant threat to mariners. The Coast Guard strongly advises to proceed with extreme caution...

Coast Guard to enforce regulated navigation area at Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard to enforce regulated navigation area at Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Beginning Thursday, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina will enforce,  a regulated navigation area for the navigable waters surrounding the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Vessels with a draft greater than five feet are not allowed within 100 yards of the Bonner Bridge until further notice. With Hatteras Inlet experiencing similar shoaling and navigational...

Coast Guard lifts vessel draft restrictions at Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard lifts vessel draft restrictions at Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard lifted restrictions and enforcement of the regulated navigation area Thursday at Oregon Inlet between Bodie and Pea Islands. The captain of the port for Sector North Carolina lifted vessel draft restrictions and enforcement of the regulated navigation area at the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet as outlined in 33 Code of Federal Regulations 165.520. The...

Coast Guard updates the regulated navigation in Oregon Inlet

Coast Guard updates the regulated navigation in Oregon Inlet
The Coast Guard is adjusting the depth restrictions for the regulated navigation area for the navigable waters surrounding the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in North Carolina, Thursday. Vessels with a draft greater than five feet are not allowed within 100 yards of the Bonner Bridge until further notice. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel will continue to enforce the regulated navigation area in...

Coast Guard warning mariners of shoaling at Oregon Inlet, NC

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard warned mariners of shoaling near the center span of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge at Oregon Inlet, N.C., Thursday. A survey conducted this week by the Army Corps of Engineers noted water depths as low as two feet in the federal navigation channel that runs through the main bridge span. Shoaling, driven by the recent nor’easter, has accelerated during the last two...