The U.S. Coast Guard
Station Oregon Inlet, along with the Dare County EMS, responded to an injury
call on Wednesday morning when a wave damaged the windshield of a vessel outside
of Oregon Inlet.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the U.S. Coast
Guard Station Oregon Inlet received notification over VHF-FM radio from the
vessel Carolina Girl stating that a wave had come over their bow while crossing
the bar, and had smashed through their windshield.
The station’s 47’ motor lifeboat (MLB) 47258 was already
underway to conduct a morning bar report and was able to be on scene with
Upon arriving on scene, the crew of the 47258 MLB determined
that the Carolina Girl still had power and was able to make her own way towards
shore. The 47258 MLB then escorted the vessel to Wanchese Harbor, where Dare
County EMS met the vessel to provide care to at least one individual who had
suffered injuries during the incident.