The U.S. Coast
Guard rescued 12 people on Monday, April 25, during four separate
cases near Oregon Inlet.
The string of
rescues began when Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet received
notification at approximately 3:30 p.m. that a 26-foot pleasure craft
had lost power and was drifting toward the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge
in Oregon Inlet.
Inlet diverted a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water already
underway to assist the disabled vessel. A good Samaritan vessel towed
the disabled vessel to the inside of the bridge, where the 24 SPC-SW
crew took the disabled vessel into tow at 4 p.m. The vessel was towed
and moored at approximately 4:45 p.m. at the Oregon Inlet boat ramp.
In a second
case, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a
report at approximately 5:20 p.m. that a 26-foot boat with
three people aboard was disabled six miles east of Oregon Inlet.
A 47-foot Motor
Life Boat crew from Station Oregon Inlet launched to assist and
arrived on scene at approximately 7:10 p.m. The boat crew
took the vessel in tow across the Oregon Inlet bar where the 24-foot
SPC-SW assumed the tow, allowing the 47-foot MLB to divert to another
vessel that was beset by weather offshore. The 24 SPC-SW moored
the 26-foot boat up at Oregon Inlet boat ramp at approximately 8:35
Inlet received a third report at approximately 6:10 p.m.
that a 25-foot vessel with four people aboard was beset by weather 20
miles east of Oregon Inlet.
their tow with the 26-foot pleasure craft six miles east of Oregon
Inlet, the 47-foot MLB crew, arrived on scene and took the vessel in
tow. The vessel was moored at Oregon Inlet boat ramp at approximately
In their fourth
case, Station Oregon Inlet received a notification
at approximately 5:30 p.m. that the 33-foot vessel Split
Bill 23 miles north of Oregon Inlet with one person aboard lost its
port engine, and the boat’s operator was concerned about crossing
the bar with limited power.
A second 47-foot MLB crew from Station
Oregon Inlet arrived on scene at approximately 6:40 p.m.
and escorted the vessel into Wanchese Harbor until it moored up
at approximately 8:50 p.m.
No injuries or
pollution were reported.
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