Cutter Diligence returns after last patrol homeported in Wilmington

Cutter Diligence returns after last patrol homeported in Wilmington
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence file photo. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence and crew returned to Wilmington on Friday, following a 39-day patrol in the North Atlantic, that included Living Marine Resources enforcement and a three-week training and evaluation period. The Diligence will be changing homeports to Pensacola, Florida, during the summer. This patrol began in Mayport, Florida,...

Coast Guard searching after radio beacon alert and debris found off Wilmington

Coast Guard searching after radio beacon alert and debris found off Wilmington
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing vessel after being alerted by an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon and finding a debris field approximately 126 miles southeast of Wilmington, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard District Five command center in Portsmouth,...

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...