New Coast Guard aids to navigation unit opens for operations on Oak Island

New Coast Guard aids to navigation unit opens for operations on Oak Island
OAK ISLAND, N.C. — Coast Guard members held a commissioning ceremony Tuesday, which officially established Aids to Navigation Team Oak Island at Station Oak Island. Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, 5th District commander, officially designated Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan R. Yoraschek as officer in charge of the new ANT Oak Island unit during the ceremony. A new sign is unveiled Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014...

Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Tug Near Oak Island

OAK ISLAND, N.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old man from aboard the tug Caribean Sea 25 miles off the coast of Oak Island Monday.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing North Carolina man off coast of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a boater who disappeared Thursday approximately 11-miles southeast of Myrtle Beach.

Coast Guard responds to sinking yacht in Wilmington, N.C.

Wilmington, N.C. – Coast Guard and Wilmington Fire Department personnel responded to a 60-foot private yacht sinking at the pier south of the Henrietta III on the Cape Fear River near downtown Wilmington at 8:23 a.m. Saturday.

Coast Guard searches for unidentified catamaran boater off North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard is searching for the operator of a capsized boat that was found 23 miles southeast of the Cape Fear River Wednesday morning.

Coast Guard and NOAA make fisheries bust in protected area

SOUTHPORT, N.C. – Coast Guard crews located two vessels in a protected area about 55 nautical miles southeast of Southport and worked with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel to seize 2,000 pounds of fish Aug. 6.

Coast Guard finds weapon, drugs on felon’s boat in Oak Island, N.C.

SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The Coast Guard found an illegal firearm, ammunition, and illegal drugs in a grounded fishing vessel and assisted local law enforcement officers with taking the vessel’s owner into custody near the Southport Harbor marina Wednesday night.

Coast Guard medevacs injured North Carolina diver

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., helicopter crew medevaced an injured North Carolina diver Saturday afternoon.

Man rescued after boat explosion off N.C.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. – A man was rescued 20 minutes after making a mayday call at 1:30 p.m. and reporting an explosion on board his 60-foot fishing vessel 20 nautical miles from Masonboro Inlet Sunday.