Coast Guard lifts vessel draft restrictions at Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard lifts vessel draft restrictions at Oregon Inlet, NC
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

Port Condition Zulu set for North Carolina ports

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port for Sector North Carolina and the Captain of the Port for the Cape Fear River have set condition Zulu for all commercial waterways in North Carolina effective 8 a.m. Friday in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Gale force winds are expected within 12 hours. A safety zone for all the inland waters, coastal inlets and territorial seas from Little River...

Port condition Whiskey set for North Carolina

FORT MACON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port for Sector North Carolina has set port condition Whiskey at noon for Wilmington and Morehead City due to the expectation that gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irene may arrive within 72 hours. The ports are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while Whiskey remains in effect. Threatening winds between 39...

Coast Guard medevacs tournament fisherman off Cape Lookout, N.C.

WILMINGTON, N.C.—The Coast Guard responded to a report of a 52-­year-­old man who was having a heart attack off the coast of North Carolina on Monday afternoon. The man was fishing on the 62-foot sport fishing boat Billfisher approximately 87 miles southeast of Cape Lookout, N.C., when his left side became numb and he began slipping in and out of consciousness. Sector North Carolina watchstanders...

Coast Guard and Marine Corps rescue teams assist injured women

A Marine Corps HH-46E prepares to take off from MCAS Cherry Point. USMC phot by Lance Cpl. Santiago G. Colon Jr.EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — A Coast Guard rescue boat crew and a Marine Corps rescue helicopter crew responded to a report of an injured woman aboard a 24-foot pleasure craft 11 miles off New River Inlet, Tuesday. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector North Carolina received notification of a 42-year-old...

Coast Guard boat, helicopter assists 2 near New River Inlet, N.C.

USCG file photoFORT MACON, N.C. — A Coast Guard response boat crew rescued two people from their 16-foot boat when it started taking on water one mile off New River Inlet Wednesday. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector North Carolina were notified of the distressed boaters at 2:44 p.m by Onslow County dispatch. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City was diverted...

Coast Guard investigating unknown substance off NC coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard is responding to reports of an unknown substance in the water discovered by boaters in several locations off the North Carolina coast Wednesday.

Coast Guard medevacs man near Cape Hatteras, NC

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 22-year-old German man from a oil tanker 160 nautical miles south of Cape Hatteras at 8:15 p.m. Thursday.

Coast Guard advises public to be aware of rip currents in wake of Hurricane Igor

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Due to the passage of Hurricane Igor, the National Weather Service has issued an advisory Wednesday warning of possible life-threatening surf and rip conditions.