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.

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Cape Fear, N.C.

Frying Pan Shoals, N.C. – The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday aboard a disabled sailboat 37 miles southeast of Cape Fear, N.C.

Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman near Carolina Beach Inlet, N.C.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach, N.C., medevaced an ailing fisherman from a 31-foot fishing boat 12 miles southeast of Carolina Beach Inlet, N.C., Friday.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina responding to sinking charter vessel

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is responding to a sinking 47- foot diving vessel, with 16 people onboard, near the of mouth of the Cape Fear River this afternoon. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina were notified at 1:55 p.m., by the crew of the AQUATIC SAFARIS I, a 48-foot diving vessel home ported in Wilmington, N.C., reporting that they were taking on water...